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n the road to Louisville, whence supplies were not sent them so freely as they deemed required by their needs or their dignity. The climax was reached when June 10th, 1861. Gen. Buckner proclaimed that he had entered into a compact with Gen. McClellan, commanding the Federal department of the Ohio, whereby the latter stipulated that no Union troops should press the soil of Kentucky, which State should be sustained in her chosen attitude of neutrality; and, in case the South should plant an army on her soil, Kentucky should be required to show them out — if they did not go, or, if she failed to expel them, then the United States might interpose; but our forces must be withdrawn so soon as the Rebels had been expelled! Gen. McClellan promptly denied that he had made any such treaty — or, in fact, any treaty at all. He had had an interview with Buckner, at the request of the latter, who had promised to drive out any Confederate force that should invade Kentucky--that was all. No do
command of Col. Kelly, himself a Virginian. George B. McClellan, who had been appointed a Major-General and ay! rally at once in defense of your mother! Gen. McClellan having ordered that Philippi be captured by surnscription, and Gov. Wise placed in command. Gen. McClellan arrived at Grafton on the 23d, and at once issue or four miles distant from the Rebel main body. McClellan, after reconnoitering, and determining by scouts tssfully accomplished; but a dragoon, dispatched by McClellan with orders to Rosecrans, was captured during the ents, provisions, and stores, with 135 dead. Gen. McClellan remained throughout the day inactive in front oining force — about 600 men — at discretion. Gen. McClellan pushed on to Beverly, which he entered early ne personal spite, began this infernal rebellion. Gen. McClellan, with a large portion of his force, had not uni an advance from Guyandotte simultaneously with Gen. McClellan's on Beverly, capturing Barboursville after a s
ts nominal strength. A large force of volunteers, mainly Pennsylvanians, was organized at Chambersburg, Pa., under the command of Major-Gen. Robert Patterson, of the Pennsylvania militia; while Gen. Butler, having completed the taming of Baltimore, by planting batteries on the highest points and sending a few of her more audacious traitors to Fort McHenry, was made May 16th. a Major-General, and placed in command of a Department composed of tide-water Virginia with North Carolina. George B. McClellan, John C. Fremont (then in Europe), and John A. Dix had already May 1st and speedily thereafter. been appointed Major-Generals in the regular army--Gen. Dix commanding in New-York. Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott, at Washington, was commander-in-chief, as well as in immediate charge of the large force rapidly pouring into the capital and its environs — in part, by steamboat up the Potomac; in part, by way of the Railroad through Baltimore. There were cities that hailed the Union soldie
misfortune that the order superseding Gen. Fremont arrived at this time; for it is not possible that his army-superior in numbers and in equipment to the Rebels, and inspired by enthusiastic devotion to its chief-could have been beaten. Gen. Fremont departed for St. Louis early next morning, accompanied by his Body-Guard as a special escort. That Guard, it is sad to say, though enlisted for three years, and composed of the very best material, were mustered out of service, by order of Gen. McClellan, soon afterward. That Gen. Fremont-placed in so important a command, and frantically entreated for reenforcements from so many sides at once-committed some errors of judgment, is very probable. It may be he should have divined earlier than he did that Price would not strike at Jefferson City or Booneville, which he seemed to threaten, but would take the safer course of swooping down on Lexington, so much further west. It may be that he should have foreseen that the ferry-boats at Le
, Voorhees, and May, he was worth far more to the Confederacy than as a Brigadier in its military service; and even the election of Garret Davis in his stead did not fully compensate the Rebellion for the loss of its boldest and most unscrupulous champion in the Federal Congress. Gen. W. T. Sherman, early in October, succeeded Gen. Anderson in command of the district of Kentucky. The Rebels, with an art which they had already brought to perfection, imposed on him, with success, as on Gen. McClellan and other of our commanders, a most exaggerated notion of the amount of their forces; so that, when Kentucky might easily have been cleared of armed foes by a concerted and resolute advance, Sherman was telegraphing furiously to the War Department for large reenforcements; and, when visited at Louisville, on the 18th, by Secretary Cameron and Adjt.-Gen. Thomas, he gravely informed them that lie should need 200,000 men to recover and hold Kentucky; when, in fact, there were not 40,000 Reb
e proceeded next morning to Washington. Gen. McClellan found the army intrusted with the defense took position this side of Centerville. Gen. McClellan commenced July 30th, 1861. by ordering g and equipping; so that, by the middle Gen. McClellan, in his carefully elaborated Report, says:tions of protracted and inexorable war. Gen. McClellan held his first grand parade at the close ommanding the division holding the right of Gen. McClellan's army, moved forward from Camp Pierpont tArmy of the Potomac, now nearly 200,000 Gen. McClellan, in his deliberately prepared, loudly trummber. Yet then and throughout the Winter, Gen. McClellan, who had been called to command at Washing and vastly the less numerous likewise. Gen. McClellan, indeed, appears to have estimated their nc. On this hypothesis, and on this alone, Gen. McClellan's course while in high command, but especihe following order: By direction of Maj.-Gen. McClellan, the permit given to the Hutchinson Fam[10 more...]
7; a Commissioner from Davis to Gov. Jackson, 577. Huntersville, Va., Rebel post captured, 527. Hutchinsons, the, McClellan expels, 629-30. I. Iberville, erects a fort on the Mississippi, 54. Ibrahim Pacha, plants cotton in Egypt. 58rd, 473-5. McCall, Gen., 620; 62-1; 625-6. McCalmont, Col. J. S., (Union,) 626. McClarty, Mr., of Ky., 492. McClellan, Gen. Geo. B., 496; his Address to the West Virginians, 520; 521; 522; Laurel Hill, Cheat Mountain, 523; 524; 528; 593is report, etc., 620-21; 624; 626-7; All quiet on the Potomac, 628; his interdict of the Hutchinsons, etc., 629-630. McClellan, U. S. cutter, betrayed to Rebels, 413. McClelland, Robert, of Mich., 189. McClurken, Major, wounded at Belmont, on from, 131; stigmatizes The Observer, 136. Storrs, Henry R., vote on Mo. Compromise, 80. Stone, Gen. Chas. P., McClellan's order to, 620-21; 621; 622; his orders to Col. Baker, 624. Stout, Mr., of Oregon, tenders a minority report in the