The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General McClellan. May 26, 1862
WASHINGTON, May 26, 1862.
MAJOR-GENERAL GEORGE B. McCLELLAN:
Can you not cut the Alula Creek railroad? Also, what impression have you as to intrenched works for you to contend with in front of Richmond? Can you get near enough to throw shells into the city?
A. LINCOLN, President.