Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 5.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Louis M. Goldsborough [1]

Flag Officer Goldsborough: Washington, D.C.
Fort-Monroe June 28, 1862.

Enemy has cut McClellan's communications with White-House, and is driving Stoneman back on that point. Do what you can for him with Gun-boats at or near that place. McClellan's main force is between the Chickahominy and the James. Also do what you can to communicate with him and support him there.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, RPB. Goldsborough replied at 3:30 P.M., ``I beg to acknowledge receipt of your telegram to-day. I knew of General McClellan's position last night, and sent up orders for gun-boats to go up Chickahominy to protect the general's left flank and guard vessels with supplies. General Dix and myself will do everything in our power to communicate with General McClellan and to keep a communication with him open up the James River.'' (OR, I, XI, III, 270).