The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General Hooker. June 16, 1863.
WASHINGTON, June 16, 1863.10 P.M.
To remove all misunderstanding, I now place you in the strict military relation to General Halleck of a commander of one of the armies to the general-in-chief of all the armies. I have not intended differently, but as it seems to be differently understood I shall direct him to give you orders and you to obey them.