War of the Rebellion: Serial 014 Page 0260 THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN, VA. Chapter XXIII.

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PORTER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 26, 1862-8 p.m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Engagement still continues with great vigor. The enemy have not gained a foot, and McCall is doing splendidly. He is showing that his division is equal to the veterans of the Army of the Potomac. Rebel force very large, but our position good, and our men as brave as can be. The stragglers are all to the rear of Morell's men. Just at McCall's. Dispatch as to re-enforcements this moment read. I thank you for them. I am rejoiced that the troops in front of Washington are to be placed under one command. Keep at that and all will be well.

I will answer for it that this army will do all that the country expects of it.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General Commanding.

PORTER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 26, 1862-9 p.m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The firing has nearly ceased. I have nearly everything on the way-impediments on the other side of the Chickahominy-and hope to be ready for anything to-morrow.

Please see that Commodore Goldsborough complies promptly with my request. Victory of to-day complete and against great odds.

I almost begin to think we are invincible.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON CITY, June 26, 1862.

Major-General DIX, Fort Monroe:

Please give a statement of the forces you have forwarded to General McClellan, specifying, first, those sent by you from Baltimore; second, those sent since you entered upon your present command.

State also what number and description of force you still have in your command and how employed.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

FORT MONROE, June 26, 1862-7.30 p.m.

(Received 11 p.m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The regiments sent by me to General McClellan from Baltimore were the Fifth New York and the Second Delaware. Since I took command here I have sent him the First, Second, Seventh, Tenth, Twentieth, and One hundred and first New York, the Sixteenth and Twenty-ninth Massachusetts, and the First Michigan Volunteers, all well-drilled regiments. I have also sent him from here five companies of cavalry and