The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General Rufus Saxton. May 24, 1862
WAR DEPARTMENT, May 24 1862. 2 P.M.
Geary reports Jackson with 20,000 moving from Ashby's Gap by the Little River turnpike, through Aldie, toward Centreville. This he says is reliable. He is also informed of large forces south of him. We know a force of some 15,000 broke up Saturday night from in front of Fredericksburg and went we know not where. Please inform us, if possible, what has become of the force which pursued Banks yesterday; also any other information you have.