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Memphis to the East; it marked out the advantages to be derived from coast expeditions; it stated the part to be played upon the Mississippi; it foreshadowed the marches upon Atlanta and the sea-coast; it called for a force which the future proved to be fully within our means, and which would have crushed the rebellion in one or two campaigns. In this connection I would refer to the letters written by me to Gen. Scott from Columbus in April and May of 1861. The following was received Sept. 7 and answered Sept. 8: general: It is evident that we are on the eve of a great battle-one that may decide the fate of the country. Its success must depend on you and the means that may be placed at your disposal. Impressed with this belief, and anxious to aid you with all the power of my department, I will be glad if you will inform me how I can do so. Very truly yours, 7th Sept., 1861. Simon Cameron. Maj.-Gen. McClellan. headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Washington, Sept.
dent. You need not fear the result, for I believe that God will give us the victory. I leave here this afternoon to take command of the troops in the field. The feeling of the government towards me, I am sure, is kind and trusting. I hope, with God's blessing, to justify the great confidence they now repose in me, and will bury the past in oblivion. A victory now and we will soon be together. I send short letter to-day. God bless and reward your trust in Him, and all will be well. Sept. 7, 2.30 P. M., Sunday. . . . I leave in a couple of hours to take command of the army in the field. I shall go to Rockville to-night and start out after the rebels to-morrow. I shall have nearly 100,000 men, old and new, and hope, with God's blessing, to gain a decisive victory. Sept. 8, camp near Rockville. . . . You don't know what a task has been imposed upon me! I have been obliged to do the best I could with the broken and discouraged fragments of two armies defeated by no fa
1862, from Washington, 4.50 P. M.: To Maj.-Gen. McClellan: I have just received your despatch about sore-tongued and fatigued horses. Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the battle of Antietam that fatigues anything? A. Lincoln. headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Oct. 25, 6 P. M., 1862. His Excellency the President: In reply to your telegram of this date I have the honor to state that from the time this army left Washington on the 7th of Sept. my cavalry has been constantly employed in making Reconnoissances, scouting, and picketing. Since the battle of Antietam six regiments have made one trip of two hundred miles, marching fifty-five miles in one day while endeavoring to reach Stuart's cavalry. Gen. Pleasonton in his official report states that he, with the remainder of our available cavalry, while on Stuart's track marched seventy-eight miles in twenty-four hours. Besides these two remarkable expeditions, our cavalry has b
3d Feb., ‘62, 212. To Lander. 28th Feb., ‘62, 195. To Grant, 24th Nov , ‘66, 218; 26th Dec , 66, 219.--Lincoln to McClellan, 1st Nov., ‘61, 200; 3d Feb., ‘62, 229 ; 11th Mar.,‘62. 225 ; 31st Mar., ‘62, 164; 4th Apr., ‘62 165.-Stanton to McClellan, 28th Feb., ‘62. 194; 9th Mar; ‘62, 223. To Buchanan, 27th July, ‘61, 67.-Banks to McClellan, 20th Oct., ‘61, 181 ; 21st Oct., ‘61, 183, 186-Burnside to McClellan, 5th Mar., ‘62, 243; 15th Mar, ‘62 244; 5th May, ‘62, 245.-Cameron to McClellan, 7th Sept., ‘61, 105--Franklin to McClellan, 7th Apr., ‘62, 151.-Grant to McClellan. 10th Dec., ‘66, 219.-Halleck to McClellan, 2d. 4th Mar., ‘62, 216 ; 10th Mar., ‘62 243.-Hitchcock to Halleck, 22d Mar., ‘62 137.-McCall to McClellan, 19th, 21st Oct.,‘61, 180.-Porter to McClellan, 2d Aug., ‘61, 74.-Seward to McClellan, 28th Oct., ‘61, 147.-Stone to McClellan, 20th Oct., ‘61, 182; 21st Oct., ‘61, 183-166 Peninsular campaign, 1862 : McClellan to Lincol