To George B. McClellan
September 11, 2012 Leave a comment
Major Gen. McClellan Sep. 11. 6.P.M. 1862.
This is explanatory. If Porter, Heintzelman, and Sigel were sent you, it would sweep everything from the other side of the river; because the new troops have have [sic] been distributed among them, as I understand. Porter reports himself twenty one thousand strong, which can only be by the addition of new troops. He is ordered to-night to join you as quick as possible. I am for sending you all that can be spared, & I hope others can follow Porter very soon. A. LINCOLN