the general in the field, fighting his country's battles.
It is unnecessary to draw on the countless sources of private evidence which exist, since the testimony of Secretaries Chase and Welles, and Postmaster-General Blair, his associates in Mr. Lincoln's cabinet, suffice, without extending the miserable record of Mr. Stanton's falsehood and shame, to show his continuous personal hostility to Gen. McClellan from the time of his entering the cabinet in January, at the precise date of writing the above telegram and letter of July 5, and during the rest of McClellan's campaigns.
Mr. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy in the cabinet with Mr. Stanton, in his work, Lincoln and Seward, New York, 1874, says:
（P. 190) With the change in the War Department in Jan., 1862, came the hostility of Secretary Stanton to McClellan, then general-in-chief.
（P. 191) This unwise letter [the Harrison's Bar letter] and the reverses of the army, with the active hostility of Stanton, brought Ha