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ttery was also engaged, but without loss. On the following day, September 2, General Pope was withdrawn; he returned to Washington and his army was merged in the Army of the Potomac. His boastful early proclamations, with their very inadequate result, threw a cloud over his whole campaign; but that accomplished professional critic, Col. T. A. Dodge, says that from Cedar Mountain to Chantilly the conduct of our troops stands out in brilliant relief from the tactics of their commanders. Bird's Eye View, p. 80. For the demoralization of the army under Pope, see Walcott's 21st Mass. Infantry, p. 128. There happened afterwards at the Potomac fords a few small affairs in which the 1st Mass. Cavalry took part, especially at Monocacy Ford, near Poolesville, September 5, where one of its companies was sharply attacked by Longstreet's cavalry and had a few killed or wounded and lost some prisoners; Official War Records, XIX (2), 185. but nothing more serious occurred before the op