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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., Chapter 3: private letters of Gen. McClellan to his wife. [June 21 to July 21, 1861.] (search)
ded while the troops passed by in review. We have a nice little camp of our own here: Mack's and Steele's companies, Howe's battery next, two companies of cavalry, and two well-behaved Virginia companies. When we next go into camp we shall have the German regiment (9th Ohio) with us in camp. I intend having a picked brigade with me all the time.--'s regiment is on the march up from Clarksburg; they signalized their entrance into the country by breaking into and robbing a grocery-store at Webster! The Guthrie Grays are at Philippi; they leave there to-day, and will be here to-morrow night, following us up in reserve, or perhaps overtaking us before we meet the enemy. . . . Buckhannon, July 7, 1861. I have been obliged to inflict some severe punishments, and I presume the papers of the Western Reserve will be hard down on me for disgracing some of their friends guilty of the small crime of burglary. I believe the army is beginning to comprehend that they have a master over t
few orderlies for the front. The distance was more than fourteen miles, over terrible roads, much obstructed by trains; but as I had my most trustworthy horse, Dan Webster, I made better progress than was agreeable to the escort, most of whom had been left behind when I reached the field of battle. Dan was one of those horses to rise and greet me, but, unable to do that, would lean his head against me and lick my hand. No soldier ever had a more faithful or better horse than I had in Dan Webster. Riding through mud and water, often obliged to turn into the woods, but never slackening the pace when the road permitted, I reached the front between four nt line was formed along the nearer edge of the woods, and the rest massed inactive in the clearings. The troops were weary and discouraged; but my presence Dan Webster, Gen. McClellan's War-horse. at once restored their confidence, and, as they recognized me passing rapidly through their ranks, their wild and joyful cheers to
Mountain, 575, 576 ; Antietam, 589, 595, 620 ; after Antietam, 621, 622, 624, 659. Cowen, Capt., 599. Cox, Gen. J. D., in Kanawha Valley, 53, 64, 65; Pope's campaign, 513-517, 521 ; South Mountain, 576-578; Antietam, 603, 606 ; withdrawn, 628. Crampton's Gap, Md., battle of, 558-565, 606, 608. Crawford, Gen S. W., 591, 592. Crook, Col , 576, 603-605. Croome, Lieut., 576. Cross, Col , 596. Cross, Lieut. C. E., 124. Cullum, Gen., 514. Custer, Gen. G. A., 123, 364. 365. Dan Webster, 327, 328 Dana, Capt. J. J., 128. Dana, Gen. N. J., at Fair Oaks,382; Antietam, 592, 593, 613. Darell, Capt., 605. Darnestown, Va., 96, 181, 183. Davies, Maj., talk with Stanton, 150. Davis, Maj. N. H., 124. De Chartres, Duc--see Chartres. Defences of Washington, 69-70, 72-74. De Joinville, Prince-see Joinville. Dennison, Gov., 40, 46, 225, 250. De Paris, Comte-see Paris. Departments: of Potomac, 225, 238, 252 ; Maryland, 79 ; Mississippi, 225; Missouri, 202 ;
ys must be disbursed by the regularly appointed agents of the Government. The commission are to meet at St. Louis, and enter upon their duties as soon as practicable. Samuel T. Glover, Esq., of St. Louis, is to act as counsel for the Government. Gen. M'Clellan's war horse. A writer in Forter's Spirit thus describes the horse which some gentlemen in Cincinnati bought in St. Louis and presented to Gen. McClellan, when he took charge of the Federal army in Western Virginia: Dan Webster, or "Handsome Dan," the familiar sobriquet by which he was known to the men, women, and children throughout the city, is a gelding of a beautifully dappled mahogany-bay color, with three white feet and a star, very heavy flowing black mane and tall, the latter a regular "spout." He is 16 hands high, and weighs, in ordinary flesh, 1,260 pounds. He was aired by Gen. Jackson, dam of Sir Archy and Messenger blood. He has a fine, bony, and intelligent head, delicately tapered ear, and a proud