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thills of the Bull Run Range, that he might make a descent upon his foe, choosing his own time, but his orders from Halleck obliged him to protect the lower fords of the Rappahannock.
Halleck thus insisted on his covering two independent bases: Falmouth, opposite Fredericksburg, and also Washington.
It was a grave mistake.
Pope's order of the 7th to Sigel to join him at once was not immediately obeyed.
Pope says: To my surprise I received, after night on the 8th, a note from General Sigel dause.
I was afterwards assured that this uncalled — for treatment was not intended for insult or discipline, but was rather the way Halleck behaved after great perplexity and trial.
By August 27th I had found my way to Sumner's corps, then at Falmouth.
Stern as he was by nature and habit, he received me kindly; gave me a seat at his mess table, and Colonel Taylor, his adjutant general, surrendered to me his own bed for the night.
My old brigade gave me every demonstration of affection; b