|J. E. B. Stuart.|
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1 Dispatch to the Secretary of War, June 14, 1862. In that angry dispatch he made an ungenerous insinuation of inordinate ambition on the part of a brother officer. McDowell had politely telegraphed to him his desire to have McCall's division of his own corps placed so as to join him immediately on his arrival. Because of this request, which was in accordance with orders from the War Department on the 8th, the angry General said--“I do not feel that, in such circumstances as these under which I am now placed, General McDowell should wish the general interest to be sacrificed for the purpose of increasing his command.” Already loyal newspapers had intimated that it was possible that McDowell might take Richmond without waiting for McClellan, but there is no evidence that the former had any such intentions. Nor could the latter have been moved by such purely personal considerations, for in the same dispatch he said, “you know I have none.”
2 Portions of the First, Fourth, and Ninth Virginia cavalry, and two squadrons of the Jeff. Davis Legion.
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