The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to J. K. Dubois. Washington, D.C.
September 15, 1862. 3 P.M.
HON. K. DUBOIS, Springfield, Illinois:
I now consider it safe to say that General McClellan has gained a great victory over the great rebel army in Maryland, between Fredericktown and Hagerstown. He is now pursuing the flying foe.
[But not very fast--and he did not catch them! D.W.]