The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 5 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General G. B. McClellan.
WASHINGTON, April 21, 1862.
Your despatch of the 19th was received that day. Fredericksburg is evacuated and the bridges destroyed by the enemy, and a small part of McDowell's command occupies this side of the Rappahannock, opposite the town. He purposes moving his whole force to that point.