President Lincoln met with representatives from the cities of Philadelphia, Boston and New York to help secure a $50,000,000 government loan to help finance the war. He continued to monitor troop action in Missouri.
Meanwhile General George McClellan, assure the president often that his men were in training, something they had not had much of prior to Manassas Junction/Bull Run, and would be much more prepared when they took the field. Mr. Lincoln was not patient waiting for General McClellan to take aggressive action against the sesesh states.
Supreme Court Justice John Catron, a supporter of slavery but a man who opposed secession, was expelled from Nashville, Tennessee because of his loyalty to the federal government.
Captain General of Cuba, Francisco Serrano y Dominguez, declared at this time that he would offer protection of rebel ships in the port of Cuba. And he gave them additional guarantees that were unfavorable to the saving of the Union. This caused a rift in foreign policy that President Lincoln thought might sour the relations between the United States and Spain. Mr. Lincoln feared that a disruption against Spain would bring other foreign nations into conflict, something he didn’t think the country could deal with at the present time.