The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram from Secretary Stanton. May 31, 1862
TO GENERAL G. A. McCALL, WASHINGTON, May 31, 1562.
The President directs me to say to you that there can be nothing to justify a panic at Fredericksburg. He expects you to maintain your position there as becomes a soldier and a general.
EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War.