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" I am instructed to telegraph you as follows: The President directs that you cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy, or drive him south. Your army must move now, while the roads are good. "
The Rebellion Record - Page 208
edited by - 1863
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History of the United States: From the Earliest Period to the ..., Volume 4

Jesse Ames Spencer - United States - 1866
...greater activity and energy. Under date of October 6th, Halleck sent a telegram of a peremptory sort > " I am instructed to telegraph you as follows : The...and give battle to the enemy, or drive him south. Youi army must move now, while the roads STUART'S CAVALRY RAID. 235 are good. If you cross the river...
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The Century, Volume 37

1889
...McClellan the following positive instructions : WASHINGTON, DC, October 6, 1862. MAJOR-GENERAL MCCLELLAN : I am instructed to telegraph you as follows: The President...you cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy - In his memoirs McClellan tries to create the im- ble purpose is to see the troops and the battle-field...
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the american annual cyclopaedia

1863
...had swollen the Potomac and impaired the roads. On the 6th of October he was peremptorily ordered to "cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy or...Your army must move now, while the roads are good." It will be observed that three weeks have elapsed since this order was given. In regard to Gen. McClellan's...
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Annual Report of the Secretary of War

United States. War Dept - Biography & Autobiography - 1862
...swollen the Potomac and impaired the roads. On the 6th of October he was peremptorily ordered " to cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy, or...Your army must move now, while the roads are good." It will be observed that three weeks have elapsed since this order was given. 4th. In my opinion, there...
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Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War in Three Parts

United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War - Ball's Bluff, Battle of, Va., 1861 - 1863
...to General McClellan by General Halleck : '•WAR DEPARTMENT, " Washington, DC, October 6, 1862. " I am instructed to telegraph you as follows : The...Your army must move now while the roads are good. t' If you cross the river between the enemy and Washington, and cover the latter by your line of operations,...
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The American Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1863
...McCIellan: WieniHGTOH, DC, Oct. 6, ISiS. My.-Gen. McCIellan: I am instructed to telegraph to you as follow*: The President directs that you cross the Potomac and...him south. Your army must move now while the roads arc good. If you cross the river between the enemy and Washington, and cover the latter by your line...
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Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress, 2nd Session

United States. Congress. Senate - United States - 1863
...General HW HALLECK, General-in- Chief, [Sent 1.30 p. m ] WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, DC, October 6, 1862. I am instructed to telegraph you as follows : The...Potomac and give battle to the enemy, or drive him eouth. Your army must move now, while the roads are good. If you cross the river between the enemy...
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Report: Army of the Potomac, including Journal of the Committee, Dec. 20 ...

United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, Benjamin Franklin Wade - Ball's Bluff, Battle of, Va., 1861 - 1863
...had swollen the Potomac and impaired the roads. On the 6th of October he was peremptorily ordered "to cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy, or...Your army must move now while the roads are good." It will be observed that three weeks have elapsed since this order was given. Fourth. In my opinion,...
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d ...

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1863
...swollen the Potomac and impaired the roads. On the 6th of October he was peremptorily ordered " to cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy, or drive him south. Your army m»st move now, while the roads are good." It will be observed that three weeks have elapsed since...
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Report on the organization and campaigns of the Army of the Potomac: to ...

George Brinton McClellan, United States. Army of the Potomac - Maryland Campaign, 1862 - 1864 - 480 pages
...of October I received the following telegram : WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 6, 1862. MAJ.-GEN. McCLELLAN,— I am instructed to telegraph you as follows: The President...enemy and Washington, and cover the latter by your operations, you can be reinforced with 30,000 men. If you move up the valley of the Shenandoah, not...
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