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McClellan before Yorktown. the reappearance down the Elizabeth of that marine monster and her three satellite gunboats; and Com. Goldsborough did not feel justified in detaching a part of them to reduce the water batteries at Yorktown and Gloucester.
The Commodore does not seem to have been asked to clear the Warwick river of Rebel gunboats — if, indeed, any were there.
Magruder seems wholly unconscious of ever having had any naval assistance.
McClellan felt of the Rebel lines at diff reenforcements sent to me. Franklin will attack on the other side.
The moment I hear from him, I will state point of rendezvous.
I am confident as to results now. G. B. McClellan, Maj.-General.
All this promise ended in no performance.
Gloucester was not attacked.
Franklin's division was not even debarked, but lay idle more than a fortnight in the transports which brought it to the Peninsula, until Magruder saw fit to evacuate Yorktown. But a General, in such a position as his then was