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had been constructed around the city, Up to this time I had every reason to expect that McDowell would commence his march from Fredericksburg on the morning of the 26th, and it was only during the evening of the 24th that I received from the President the telegram, already given, announcing the suspension of his movement. So faickahominy, within six mile of Richmond; the others on this side at other crossings within same distance, and ready to cross when bridges are completed. On the 26th I received the following: We have Gen. Banks's official report. He has saved his army and baggage, and has made a safe retreat to the river, and is probabhese instructions led to the actual condition of affairs. On the 25th of May McDowell's advance was eight miles beyond Fredericksburg. If he had marched on the 26th, as first ordered, he would have found no enemy in his front until he reached the South Anna, on the 27th or early on the 28th. For his telegram of the 25th shows
ill the movement goes on McClellan charges Stanton with intent to sacrifice the army. On the 26th, the day upon which I had decided as the time for our final advance, the enemy attacked our rightnd forced an immediate change of base across the Peninsula. To that end, from the evening of the 26th, every energy of the army was bent. Such a change of base, in the presence of a powerful enemywork; after that you must exercise your own judgment. All these commands were obeyed. On the 26th orders were sent to all the corps commanders on the right bank of the Chickahominy to be preparedver, which rendered it necessary to hold a considerable force in position to meet them. On the 26th a circular had been sent to the corps commanders on the right bank of the river, asking them how ith's left; the number cannot be made out. In accordance with orders given on the night of the 26th, Gen. Slocum's division commenced crossing the river, to support Gen. Porter, soon after daybreak
ge the receipt of your despatch of the 2d instant. I shall make a stand at this place, and endeavor to give my men the repose they so much require. After sending my communication on Tuesday the enemy attacked the left of our lines, and a fierce battle ensued, lasting until night; they were repulsed with great slaughter. Had their attack succeeded, the consequences would have been disastrous in the extreme. This closed the hard fighting which had continued from the afternoon of the 26th ultimo, in a daily series of engagements wholly unparalleled on this continent for determination and slaughter on both sides. The mutual loss in killed and wounded is enormous; that of the enemy certainly greatest. On Tuesday morning, the 1st, our army commenced its movement from Haxall's to this point, our line of defence there being too extended to be maintained by our weakened forces. Our train was immense, and about four P. M. on the 2d a heavy storm of rain began, which continued durin
to me, and orally through Gen. Burnside at the Chickahominy, I cannot decide where I can be of most use. If your determination is unchanged I ought to go to Alexandria at once. Please define my position and duties. To which I received the following reply from Gen. Halleck: Aug. 24. You ask me for information which I cannot give. I do not know either where Gen. Pope is or where the enemy in force is. These are matters which I have all day been most anxious to ascertain. On the 26th I received the following from Gen. Halleck: There is reason to believe that the enemy is moving a large force into the Shenandoah Valley. Reconnoissances will soon determine. Gen. Heintzelman's corps was ordered to report to Gen. Pope, and Kearny's will probably be sent to-day against the enemy's flank. Don't draw any troops down the Rappahannock at present; we shall probably want them all in the direction of the Shenandoah. Perhaps you had better leave Gen. Burnside in charge at Acq
Chapter 39: Crossing the Potomac the march of a great army overtaking the enemy another battle imminent removed from the command Burnside brings the order Farewells to the army. On the 25th of Oct. the pontoon-bridge at Berlin was constructed, there being already one across the Potomac and another across the Shenandoah at Harper's Ferry. On the 26th two divisions of the 9th corps and Pleasonton's brigade of cavalry crossed at Berlin and occupied Lovettsville. The 1st, 6th, and 9th corps, the cavalry, and reserve artillery crossed at Berlin between the 26th of Oct. and the 2d of Nov. The 2d and 5th corps crossed at Harper's Ferry between the 29th of Oct. and 1st of Nov. Heavy rains delayed the movement considerably in the beginning, and the 1st, 5th, and 6th corps were obliged to halt at least one day at the crossings to complete, as far as possible, the necessary supplies that could not be procured at an earlier period. The plan of campaign I adopte