The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 5: 1858– 1862

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Author: Abraham Lincoln

Telegram to General McClellan. Washington, April 6, 1862.

GENERAL G. B. McCLELLAN:

Yours of 11 A. M. today received. Secretary of War informs me that the forwarding of transportation, ammunition, and Woodbury’s brigade, under your orders, is not, and will not be, interfered with. You now have over one hundred thousand troops with you, independent of General Wool’s command. I think you better break the enemy’s line from Yorktown to Warwick River at once. This will probably use time as advantageously as you can.

A. LINCOLN, President

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Chicago: Abraham Lincoln, "Telegram to General McClellan. Washington, April 6, 1862.," The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 5: 1858– 1862, ed. Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937 in The Writings of Abraham Lincoln—Volume 5: 1858–1862 Original Sources, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9FWZPB1PI3XNR4.

MLA: Lincoln, Abraham. "Telegram to General McClellan. Washington, April 6, 1862." The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 5: 1858– 1862, edited by Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937, in The Writings of Abraham Lincoln—Volume 5: 1858–1862, Original Sources. 3 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9FWZPB1PI3XNR4.

Harvard: Lincoln, A, 'Telegram to General McClellan. Washington, April 6, 1862.' in The Writings of Abraham Lincoln— Volume 5: 1858– 1862, ed. . cited in , The Writings of Abraham Lincoln—Volume 5: 1858–1862. Original Sources, retrieved 3 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9FWZPB1PI3XNR4.