Saturday, October 19, 2013

Abraham Lincoln to Major General George B. McClellan, October 25, 1862

Washington City, October 24 [25?]. 1862

Major General McCLELLAN

I have just read your dispatch about sore tongued and fatigued horses. Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the battle of Antietam that fatigues anything?


SOURCES: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Volume 19, Part 2 (Serial No. 28), p. 485; Roy P. Basler, editor, Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 5, p. 474.

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