War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0709 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION

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MIDDLETOWN, June 28, 1862 - 11 a. m.

[Received 12. 12 p. m.]

A. LINCOLN,

President of the United States, Washington:

Let me entreat you or place Sigel in command of this corps.

CARL SCHURZ.

[12.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 29, 1862 - 1. 25 a. m.

Brigadier General E. V. SUMNER:

I have just seen your dispatch to General Meagher directing him to return with his brigade and the regiment of infantry, by the railroad, to your position. Unless yor are threatened with a superior force of the enemy I prefer that these troops should remain here. Please answer immediately by telegraph.

G. B. McCLELLAN,

Major -General, Commanding.

[11.]

FORT MONROE, June 29, 1862 - 9 a. m.

[Received 10 a. m.]

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Colonel Campbell, commanding, telegraphs me that General Stoneman will arrive there from the White House in an hour. I have not yet been able to hear directly from him, but will keep you advised of all I learn. One hundred and fifty wagons partly laden have reached Williamsburg from the White House, and I have ordered them here.

John A. DIX,

Major - General.

[11.]

FORT MONROE, June 29, 1862 - 1 p. m.

[Received 1. 15 p. m.]

Honorable EWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Nothing since my last dispatch. Unless you desire me to continue hourly dispatches I will only telegraph when I have something to send. I have sent a dispatch to Colonel Ingalls, on the Pamunley, in regard to sending forther supplies to the James River. I am also loading a schooner with miwed ammunition for same destination. I can get no direct communication with General Stoneman to learn what orders he has.

John A. DIX,

Major - General.

[11.]

HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Washington, D. C., June 29, 1862.

Brigadier - General STURGIS,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Major - General McDowell directs that you repair to Alexandria and there superintend personally the disenbarkation, if not