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Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 16 0 Browse Search
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services; another from Gen. Robert Patterson, offering me the position of chief-engineer of the command of militia then organizing under his orders; and one from Gov. Curtin, of Pennsylvania, offering me the command of the Pennsylvania Reserves, afterwards given to McCall. I promptly arranged my business affairs so as to admit of a short absence, and started for Pennsylvania to see what was best to be done. At the request of several gentlemen of Cincinnati I stopped at Columbus to give Gov. Dennison some information about the conditions of affairs in Cincinnati, intending to remain only a few hours and then proceed to Harrisburg. According to the then existing laws of Ohio the command of the militia and volunteers called out must be given to general officers of the existing militia establishment. The legislature being in session, the governor caused to be presented a bill permitting him to appoint as major-general commanding, any resident of the State. This was intended for my
object. I inspected also at Springfield (Ill.), Chicago, several points on the Illinois Central Railroad, several times at Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Columbus. Maj. Marcy also inspected the points left unexamined by me. In connection with Gov. Dennison I had several meetings with the governors of the Northwestern States for the purpose of urging on military preparations. During the period that elapsed from my assignment to the command in Ohio until I commenced sending troops to West Virge difficulties arising from the apathy and contracted views of the authorities at Washington were very great, and could never have been overcome but for the zeal and intelligence of the governors of the Western States, foremost among whom was Gov. Dennison, of Ohio. It seemed that the Washington people had quite for gotten the existence of the West; certain it is that for a long time we were left entirely to our own resources, and it frequently became necessary to assume responsibilities not a
which it was my purpose to enforce in the operations of the different armies in the field, as well as its effect upon operations in Virginia. Though unaware of the President's intention to remove me from the position of general-in-chief, I cheerfully acceded to the disposition he saw fit to make of my services, and so informed him in a note on the 12th of March: Unofficial. Fairfax Court-House, March 12, 1862. His Excellency A. Lincoln, President: my dear Sir: I have just seen Gov. Dennison, who has detailed to me the conversation he held with you yesterday and to-day. I beg to say that I cordially endorse all he has said to you in my behalf, and that I thank you most sincerely for the official confidence and kind personal feelings you entertain for me. I believe I said to you some weeks since, in connection with some Western matters, that no feeling of self-interest or ambition should ever prevent me from devoting myself to your service. I am glad to have the opport
low me to recommend to you to have a complete survey made, by the engineers, of the enemy's works at Centreville and Manassas, with a memoir to meet the false statements that will be made to your prejudice. S. P. Heintzelman, Brig.-Gen. Dennison to McClellan.Washington, March 14. Gen. McClellan: Have just left the President. He is very much gratified with your letter, and says my construction of the order as I gave it to you is exactly correct. You command the Army of the Potomac wherever it may go. Everything is right. Move quick as possible. W. Dennison. McClellan to Marcy.Fairfax Court-House, March 13, 1.30 P. M. Gen. Marcy: Direct the barges at Perryville and Annapolis containing wagons to be ready to move at one hour's notice. Have the teams loaded up at the same place at once. G. B. Mcclellan. Same to same.Fairfax Court-House, March 13. Gen. Marcy: Prepare to embark Hunt's reserve artillery, together with all the reserve ammunition belongin
13. Darell, Capt., 605. Darnestown, Va., 96, 181, 183. Davies, Maj., talk with Stanton, 150. Davis, Maj. N. H., 124. De Chartres, Duc--see Chartres. Defences of Washington, 69-70, 72-74. De Joinville, Prince-see Joinville. Dennison, Gov., 40, 46, 225, 250. De Paris, Comte-see Paris. Departments: of Potomac, 225, 238, 252 ; Maryland, 79 ; Mississippi, 225; Missouri, 202 ; Mountain, 225, 239 ; Rappahannock, 241 ; Shenandoah, 97, 241 ; Virginia, 67, 252 ; Washington, 67. , 387; 11th June, 388; 25th June, 391 To Lincoln, 6th Apr., 265.--Adj.-Gen. to McClellan, 4th Apr., 261.--Barnard to McClellan, 19th, 20th Mar., 246, 247. To Colburn. 23d Mar., 247; 24th Mar., 248.--Blair (F. P.) to McClellan, 12th Apr., 281.--Dennison to McClellan, 14th Mar., 250.--Fox to McClellan, 13th Mar., 249.--Franklin to McClellan, 6th, 7th May. 303, 304 ; 8th Feb., ‘84, 335.--Goldsborough to McClellan, 4th May, 296.-Heintzelman to McClellan, 13th Mar., 250 ; 4th,--May, 299.--Hooker to