The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General Burnside. December 16, 1862.
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.,
MAJOR-GENERAL BURNSIDE, Falmouth:
Your despatch about General Stahel is received. Please ascertain from General Sigel and his old corps whether Stahel or Schurz is preferable and telegraph the result, and I will act immediately. After all I shall be governed by your preference.