The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General A. E. Burnside. September 21, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, D.C., September 21, 1863.
GENERAL BURNSIDE, Greenville, Tenn.:
If you are to do any good to Rosecrans it will not do to waste time with Jonesboro. It is already too late to do the most good that might have been done, but I hope it will still do some good. Please do not lose a moment.