War of the Rebellion: Serial 014 Page 0170 THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN, VA. Chapter XXIII.

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with great difficulty. The same causes will render our farther progress necessarily slow. We have had one or two skirmishes to-day, but without any especial results. The enemy is in force in my front, and my views respecting his intention to bring to bear against me all his available force remain unchanged.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General.

AR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., May 13, 1862.

Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

Five locomotives and eighty cars will start for West Point to-night, if you do not countermand the order.

Nothing from Halleck.

P. H. WATSON,

Assistant Secretary of War.

CUMBERLAND, May 14, 1862.

(Received May 15, 1.33 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I have to request that the rolling stock and material for repairs of West Point and Richmond Railway may be shipped to West Point at once.

We know of one bridge to rebuild between West Point and the Pamunkey River besides that at White House, which is some 700 feet long.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

CUMBERLAND, May 14, 1862.

(Received May 15, 1.30 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Am detained by the necessity of making new roads and repairing old ones. Move to-morrow morning to White House in force. Every-