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Collection Reference Number GLC08850
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan urging the general to act soon
Date 9 April 1862
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient McClellan, George B.  
Document Type Broadside
Content Description Discusses the defense of Washington and Manassas Junction and a discrepancy with the number of troops under McClellan. Urges McClellan to strike soon, "By delay, the enemy will readily gain on you ... and once more let me tell you, it is indispensable to you that you strike a blow." Ends by instructing McClellan, "You must act." With provenance note on back.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  President  Union General  Union Forces  Washington, D.C.  Politics  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  McClellan, George B. (1826-1885)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945