The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to Admiral S. P. Dupont. April 13, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, April 13, 1863
Hold your position inside the bar near Charleston; or, if you shall have left it, return to it, and hold it until further orders. Do not allow the enemy to erect new batteries or defenses on Morris Island. If he has begun it, drive him out. I do not herein order you to renew the general attack. That is to depend on your own discretion or a further order.