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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 11, Part 3 (Peninsular Campaign)
Page 217 Chapter XXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

General McClellan, before Richmond, and that as fast as transportation can be supplied they be forwarded by the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg. You will place at Fredericksburg such additional force as you may judge necessary for the security of that place.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., June 6, 1862.

JOHN TUCKER,

Assistant Secretary of War, Fort Monroe, Va.:

Transports for 6,000 men have been ordered from Washington to Fredericksburg. Send from Fort Monroe enough for the remainder of McCall's division, whose total strength is 10,000 men and five batteries of light artillery. They will embark at Falmouth and descend the Rappahannock.

By order of the Secretary of War:

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

FORT MONROE, VA., June 6, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

We have steamers now here to transport 8,000 men. The transports which took troops from here on Tuesday should be back to-night. If so, I can readily send enough. If not, I can order by telegraph steamers from White House, if you direct the movement to be made.

JOHN TUCKER,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., June 6, 1862.

Major-General McCLELLAN:

Officers of your army, some of high rank, are sending details to their wives and friends, by telegraph, of the disasters, in respect to the number killed and wounded.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

McCLELLAN'S, June 6, 1862-noon.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Has been raining, but now stopped. River still rising. All quiet to-day. Several deserters and contrabands state that J. E. Johnston was dangerously wounded in battle of Fair Oaks and that G. W. Smith is in command. Their loss is stated at 10,000. I only know that it is very great, far more than ours.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General.


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