The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General N. P. Banks. May 30, 1862. 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON, May 30, 1862. 10.15 A.M.
If the enemy in force is in or about Martinsburg, Charlestown, and Winchester, Or any or all of them, he may come in collision with Fremont, in which case I am anxious that your force, with you and at Harper's Ferry, should so operate as to assist Fremont if possible; the same if the enemy should engage McDowell. This was the meaning of my despatch yesterday.