The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General W. S. Rosecrans. October 19, 1863.
WAR DEPARTMENT, October 19, 1863. 9. A.M.
MAJOR-GENERAL ROSECRANS, Chattanooga, Tenn:
There has been no battle recently at Bull Run. I suppose what you have heard a rumor of was not a general battle, but an "affair" at Bristow Station on the railroad, a few miles beyond Manassas Junction toward the Rappahannock, on Wednesday, the 14th. It began by an attack of the enemy upon General Warren, and ended in the enemy being repulsed with a loss of four cannon and from four to seven hundred prisoners.