fail to command me. . . . When you start the rebels from Yorktown please let me know at once, and I'll give them a kick in ly control the Merrimac and have a big steamer or two for Yorktown.
He repeated: He ought not to put a man afloat till he isin, at the same time with an advance from here, carrying Yorktown, then marching on Richmond, and then taking Norfolk.
He says he can't furnish vessels to attack Yorktown simultaneously, but he thinks what you propose is easily nding, and that, with a landing and an advance from here, Yorktown will fall.
He recommends — and it may be a good idea —, taking Gloucester in the rear, and from there battering Yorktown.
Yorktown and Gloucester taken, the small gunboats, reguYorktown and Gloucester taken, the small gunboats, regular and irregular, will be enough to command the navigation of the York river.
He thinks, and Gen. Wool thinks, that the whs from 15,000 to 18,000 men extending from James river to Yorktown.
I have almost 12,500 effective troops, including the ga