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The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], Bill to be entitled "an act to further provide for the public residence. (search)
e battle of Fair Oaks, was incorrectly published in the newspapers. I send with this a correct copy, which I request may be published at once. I am the more anxious about this, since my dispatch, as published, would seem to ignore the services of General Summer, which were too valuable and brilliant to be overlooked, both in the difficult passage of the stream and the subsequent combat. The mistake seems to have occurred in the transmittal of the dispatch by the telegraph. (Signed) G. R. McClellan, Major-Gen. Commanding. The Corrected Dispatch. Field Of Battle, 12 o'clock, June 1. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: We have had a desperate battle, in which the corps of Sumner, Heintzelman, and Keyes, have been engaged against greatly superior numbers. Yesterday, at 1 o'clock, the enemy, taking advantage of a terrible storm, which had flooded the valley of the Chickahominy, attacked our troops on the right bank of the river. Casey's division, which was the first
few days leave no question that the troops will do all that their country can ask. Send such reinforcements as you can; I will do what I can. We are shipping our wounded and sick, and landing supplies. * * When all the circumstances are known, it will be acknowledged by all competent judges, that the movement just completed, was unparalleled in the annals of war. Under the most difficult circumstances we have preserved our trains, our guns, our material, and above all our honor. G. R. McClellan, Major-General. Letter from Lincoln. Washington July 5th, 7 A M. Major-General G. B. McClellan: A thousand thanks for the relief your two dispatches of 12 and P. M., gave me. Be assured the heroism and skill of yourself and officers and men is, and forever will be, appreciated. If you can hold your present position, we shall hive the enemy yet. A Lincoln. War Department, Washington, D. C., July 4. I understand your position as stated in your lett