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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. 4 0 Browse Search
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move at six A. M., after Hooker, on the Middletown and Hagerstown road. May 14th, 1 A. M. Artillery reserve to follow Sykes closely. May 13th, 8.45 P. M. Turner to move at seven A. M. May 14th, 9 A. M. Sumner ordered to take the Shookstown road to Middletown. By letter, dated Boston, May 19, 1884, Gen. F. A. Walker called the attention of Gen. McClellan to a statement made by the Comte de Paris in his History of the civil War in America, attributing delay in the advance from Fon the 14th by the direct road to Middletown, following Sykes at an hour's interval. Hooker did not move as promptly as ordered, and this delayed Sykes and Sumner. Therefore at nine A. M. I ordered Sumner to take the more circuitous road by Shookstown, that his march might be free from encumbrance. The 2d corps made its march and arrived on the field as rapidly as circumstances permitted. I was never dissatisfied with this march of the 2d corps, and never criticised it to any one. I