War of the Rebellion: Serial 043 Page 0037 Chapter XXXIX. THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN.

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WASHINGTON, D. C., June 12, 1863-1. 30 p. m.

Major-General HOOKER,

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,

General-in-Chief. -

EXECUTIVE MANSION,

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.)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

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.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General. --

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.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General. --

WASHINGTON,

June 13, 1863-11. 30 a. m.

Major-General HOOKER:

I was coming down this afternoon, but if you prefer I shall blame you if you do not tell me so.

A. LINCOLN,

President. -

JUNE 13, 1863.

The PRESIDENT:

Mr. PRESIDENT: it may be well no to come.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.