WASHINGTON, D. C., June 12, 1863-1. 30 p. m.
Army of the Potomac: There is no possibility of sending you more cavalry. Horse will be sent as fast as they can be procured.
H. W. HALLECK,
June 12, 1863-2 p. m.
Major-General HOOKER: If you can show me a trial of the incendiary shells on Saturday night, I will try to join you at 5 p. m. that day. Answer.
A. LINCOLN. -
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
June 12, 1863-6. 20 p. m. (Received 7 p. m.)
President of the United States:
If I am not very much mistaken, I shall be constrained to move my army on to the Orange and Alexandria Railroad before that time. I have there corps near there this time. I presume that General Halleck showed you my dispatch of this morning; also please see copy of my dispatch to General Dix of today.
JUNE 12-9 p. m.
HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT:
At the time of my replay to your telegram of to-day, I supposed that this was Thursday and not Friday. It will give me great pleasure to have the gun on exhibition at 5 p. m. to-morrow. I have some good target in the shape of rebel camps which the gun will enfilade.
June 13, 1863-11. 30 a. m.
I was coming down this afternoon, but if you prefer I shall blame you if you do not tell me so.
JUNE 13, 1863.
Mr. PRESIDENT: it may be well no to come.