Washington City, D. C., June 12, 1862.
Accounts which we do not credit represent that Jackson is largely re-enforced and is turning upon you. Stand well on your guard; get your forces well in hand, and keep us well and frequently advised, and if you find yourself really pressed by a superior force of the enemy, fall back cautiously toward or to Winchester, accoding to circumstaces, and we will in due time have General Banks in position to sustain you. Do not fall back of Harrisonburg unless upon tolerable clear necessity. We understand Jackson is on the other side of the Shenandoah from you, and hence cannot in any event press you into any necessity of a precipitate withdrawal.
P. S.-Yours prefering Mount Jackson to Harrisonburg is just received. On this point use your discetion, remembering that our object is to give such protection as you can to Western Virginia. Many thatnks to yourself, officers, and men for the gallant battle of last Sunday.
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 179. Camp Lincoln, Va., June 13, 1862.
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8. In compliance with General Orders, Numbers 59, of the 5th instant, from the War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, Brigadier General L. P. Graham is relieved from duty with the Army of the Potoma, and will proceed without delay to Annapolis and report for duty to Major General John E. Wool. Captain Gustavus Urban, assistant adjutant-general, will accompany General Graham.
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By command of Major-General McClellan:
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
June 13, 1862-5 p. m.
General A. E. BURNSIDE,
Whether we have a fight to-day or to-morrow will depend entirely on the enemy. I shall not attack so soon, probably.
GEO. B. McCLELLAN,
FORT MONROE, June 13, 1862-5,15 p. m.
(Received 6 p. m.)
Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
I am going to General McClellan's headquarters. Dispatches sent here will reach me at once, and I can return at any moment. I have placed General Mansfield at Suffolk with three regiments.
JOHN A. DIX,