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equired. As soon as the leading divisions of infantry crossed the Pamunkey they would have moved on Richmond, covered by cavalry on both flanks. My letters of Feb. 3 and March 19, 1862, to the Secretary of War, show that, under certain circumstances, I contemplated crossing the James river and attacking Richmond from the southSecretary of War which is given below. Before this had been submitted to the President he addressed me the following not: executive Mansion Washington Feb. 3, 1862. my dear Sir: You and I have distinct and different plans for a movement of the Army of the Potomac: yours to be done by the Chesapeake, up the Rappahannock. These questions were substantially answered by the following letter of the same date to the Secretary of War: headquarters of the Army, Washington, Feb. 3, 1862. Sir: I ask your indulgence for the following papers, rendered necessary by circumstances. I assumed command of the troops in the vicinity of Washington