The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to Wayne McVeigh. October 13, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, October 13, 1863.
The enemy some days ago made a movement, apparently to turn General Meade's right. This led to a maneuvering of the two armies and to pretty heavy skirmishing on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We have frequent despatches from General Meade and up to 10 o'clock last night nothing had happened giving either side any marked advantage. Our army reported to be in excellent condition. The telegraph is open to General Meade's camp this morning, but we have not troubled him for a despatch.