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Chapter 5: private letters. [July 27 to Sept. 30, 1861.] July 27, 1861, Washington, D. C. I have been assigned to the command of a division composed of the departments of northeastern Virginia (that under McDowell) and that of Washington (now under Mansfield). Neither of them like it much, especially Mansfield; but I think they must ere long become accustomed to it, as there is no help for it. . . . I find myself in a new and strange position here: President, cabinet, Gen. Scott, and all deferring to me. By some strange operation of magic I seem to have become the power of the land. I see already the main causes of our recent failure; I am sure that I can remedy these, and am confident that I can lead these armies of men to victory once more. I start to-morrow very early on a tour through the lines on the other side of the river. It will occupy me all day long, and a rather fatiguing ride it will be, but I will be able to make up my mind as to the state of things. Ref
I trust that many a poor fellow will sleep more soundly and feel more happily to-night for my visit to them. It makes them feel that they are not forgotten or neglected when their general comes to see them and console them. My men love me very much. What a terrible responsibility this imposes upon me! I pray that God will give me strength to bear it and the wisdom to do what is best. It is an awful load that is imposed upon me by the trust and affection of these poor fellows. . . . July 27. . . . I can't tell you how glad I am that I went to see all those poor wounded men yesterday. Another batch will come to-night, and I will, if possible, go to see all of them to-morrow morning. I regard it as a duty I owe the poor fellows-rather a hard one to perform, but still one that cannot be neglected. . . . You ask me whether I advised the President to appoint Halleck. The letter of which I sent you a copy is all that ever passed on the subject, either directly or indirectly; n
.,‘61, 148 To Stone, 20th Oct ,‘61, 182; 21st Oct., ‘61, 185, 186. To Buell, 7th, 12th Nov., ‘61, 210. To Burnside, 7th Jan.,‘62, 206. To T. W. Sherman, 14th Feb., ‘62, 211. To Butler, 23d Feb., ‘62, 212. To Lander. 28th Feb., ‘62, 195. To Grant, 24th Nov , ‘66, 218; 26th Dec , 66, 219.--Lincoln to McClellan, 1st Nov., ‘61, 200; 3d Feb., ‘62, 229 ; 11th Mar.,‘62. 225 ; 31st Mar., ‘62, 164; 4th Apr., ‘62 165.-Stanton to McClellan, 28th Feb., ‘62. 194; 9th Mar; ‘62, 223. To Buchanan, 27th July, ‘61, 67.-Banks to McClellan, 20th Oct., ‘61, 181 ; 21st Oct., ‘61, 183, 186-Burnside to McClellan, 5th Mar., ‘62, 243; 15th Mar, ‘62 244; 5th May, ‘62, 245.-Cameron to McClellan, 7th Sept., ‘61, 105--Franklin to McClellan, 7th Apr., ‘62, 151.-Grant to McClellan. 10th Dec., ‘66, 219.-Halleck to McClellan, 2d. 4th Mar., ‘62, 216 ; 10th Mar., ‘62 243.-Hitchcock to Halleck, 22d Mar., ‘62 137.-McCall to McClellan, 19th, 21st Oct.,‘61, 180.-Po