ds are horrid, and we have the devil's own time about supplies.
I have made strong representations as to the withdrawal of the 1st corps, which has forced me to abandon the turning morement, and hope that the President may be induced to change his order. . . . The position of the enemy is immensely strong, but we are learning more of it every hour.
Our men behave splendidly — brave and patient as men can be. . . . G. B. McClellan, Maj.-Gen. Commanding. Flag-Officer L. M. Goldsborough, Minnesota.
Washington, April 16 To Gen. McClellan:
Good for the first lick!
Hurrah for Smith and the one-gun battery!
Let us have Yorktown, with Magruder and his gang, before the 1st of May, and the job will be over. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War.
U. S. Steamer Wachusett, York river, April 17, 1862.
My dear general: In accordance with your request to have shell thrown into Yorktown yesterday, the Sebago (side-wheel) was ordered on that service, she being the only vessel her