request, of several hours' duration.
General McClellan had been taken ill at Christmas-time, 18dy quoted, announcing the appointment of General McClellan as commander in-chief,--
It has been mind, was done without consultation with General McClellan:--
（President's General War orderapparently in force.
But from this time General McClellan's plan of attacking Richmond by way of tlexandria, to be embarked.
It was while General McClellan was absent on this brief reconnoissance Abraham Lincoln.
Whatever emotions General McClellan may have felt on reading this order, hisn M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Major-General George B. Mcclellan.
On the 14th day of March, Gdays before sailing for Fortress Monroe, General McClellan met the President, by appointment, on boake General Blenker's division from his (General McClellan's) command and give it to General Fremonnerals were better than one good one.
General McClellan could only acquiesce in the latest decis