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On the 12th he wrote again to General McClellan, telling him that he shall not be with him on so early a day as he had previously announced, but still expecting to join him. It would have been an easy four days march for McDowell's corps to have made the desired junction with the Army of the Potomac; but the junction never was made, and on the 27th of June the corps of McDowell, Fremont, and Banks were consolidated into one body, called the Army of Virginia, and put under the command of General Pope! Whether this disposition of McDowell's force was in consequence of a real and sudden change of opinion in the councils of the War Department, or whether there was never a settled purpose that he should go to Richmond, and General McClellan was only amused with hopes never meant to be realized, is a matter on which it is now useless to speculate. There would be more of contempt in the one case, and more of indignation in the other; but it could make little difference practically with Ge
position where it could unite with that of General Pope, who was now in command of the Army of Virgable. I point to Burnside's force,--to that of Pope, not necessary to maintain a strict defensive iond were estimated at two hundred thousand. General Pope's army was only forty thousand; the Army ofregion where it then was. In the mean time, General Pope's forces would be exposed to the heavy blowthe office; wish to talk to you. What news from Pope? G. B. McClellan, Major-General. Major-Generalktown, on the 19th, 20th, and 21st, to join General Pope's army; and those of Franklin and Sumner fond the commander-in-chief with reference to General Pope's movements and the defence of Washington; e been temporarily detached and assigned to General Pope. General McClellan commands that portione Potomac that has not been sent forward to General Pope's command. General Pope commands the ArmGeneral Pope commands the Army of Virginia and all the forces temporarily attached to it. All the forces are under the command of[3 more...]
battle of South Mountain battle of Antietam The campaign of General Pope in Virginia was closed with the disastrous battle of August 30, their garrisons, and not extending to the troops in front under General Pope. On the same day General McClellan waited upon the President the Potomac was not cheerfully co-operating with and supporting General Pope, and was asked to use his influence in correcting this state of hat the Army of the Potomac, whatever might be their estimate of General Pope, would obey his orders and do their duty. But this did not satiy friends will lend the fullest and most cordial co-operation to General Pope in all the operations now going on. The destinies of our countrye of them is that, for their country's sake, they will extend to General Pope the same support they ever have to me. I am in charge of theery lover of his country, will ever give, as they have given, to General Pope their cordial co-operation and constant support in the execution
Peninsula had not damped their ardor nor diminished their patriotism. They fought well, faithfully, gallantly, under General Pope, yet were compelled to fall back on Washington, defeated and almost demoralized. The enemy, no longer occupied in gce that he should have a hundred and forty thousand. Besides, he was forbidden to go on with it, and his army sent to General Pope; with what result need not be repeated. The Peninsular campaign of 1862, as planned, was General McClellan's; as execived at the hands of the Administration. In August, 1862, the Army of the Potomac was taken from him and intrusted to General Pope; and the consequence was the disaster at Bull Run on the 30th of the same month, the second misfortune to our arms on McClellan was practically dismissed from the army, with every mark of ignominy and disgrace, and General Burnside and General Pope are now, and always have been, in honorable and responsible military commands. We have nothing to do with these two l