General George B. McClellan Writes President Lincoln

November 1, 1862

President Lincoln attempts to keep his security guard in place: “Capt. [David] Derrickson, with his company, has been, for some time keeping guard at my residence, now at the Soldiers Retreat. He, and his Company are very agreeable to me; and while it is deemed proper for any guard to remain, none would be more satisfactory to me than Capt. D. and his company.”

General George B. McClellan writes President Lincoln: “I have the honor to inform you that all the Corps of this Army have crossed the Potomac except Franklin’s which comes up this morning.”

I have ordered an advance this morning and shall go forward from day to day as rapidly as possible.

The enemy in considerable force occupied Snickers Gap yesterday.  They will be driven out today or tomorrow as soon as we can reach the position with sufficient force.

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