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Bruin's) all the field officers tendered their resignation. An inspection of Quimby's, made by Major Wadsworth, seems to show that we have but one ultimatum — to dissolve it as worthless. I shall be at your headquarters this P. M. On the 2d of August I received from Col. F. J. Porter, who had been on duty with Gen. Patterson, and continued with his successor, Gen. Banks, a letter from Sandy Hook, under date of the 1st of Aug., from which I give the following extract: That the governmendays after assuming command I organized a brigade of four regiments, under Gen. C. P. Stone, and ordered him to the vicinity of Poolesville to observe and guard the Potomac between the Great Falls and the limits of Gen. Banks's command. On the 2d of Aug. the seven regiments of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, then arrived, were organized as a brigade under Gen. G. A. McCall, and ordered to Tennallytown to guard the important roads meeting at that point, and to observe the river as far as the Gre
When I was in the Senate chamber to-day and found those old men flocking around me; when I afterwards stood in the library, looking over the Capitol of our great nation, and saw the crowd gathering around to stare at me, I began to feel how great the task committed to me. Oh! how sincerely I pray to God that I may be endowed with the wisdom and courage necessary to accomplish the work. Who would have thought, when we were married, that I should so soon be called upon to save my country? Aug. 2. Rode over the river, looked at some of the works, and inspected three or four regiments; worked at organizing brigades — just got through with that. I handed to the President to-night a carefully considered plan for conducting the war on a large scale. . . . I shall carry this thing on en grand and crush the rebels in one campaign. I flatter myself that Beauregard has gained his last victory. We need success and must have it. I will leave nothing undone to gain it. Gen. Scott has bee
ty across the river to where most of the firing came from, to cut down some timber that obstructs the view and burn some houses that the enemy had been using as observatories and to screen their pickets; it was all done successfully without opposition. It turned out, as I supposed, that the guns used were field-guns, with which they ran away as soon as they found the gunboats and our own guns were getting troublesome. . . . I had a very friendly letter from Halleck this morning. . . . Aug. 2. . . . Circumstances have made it unavoidable for me to send out two important expeditions and a large working party, although it is Sunday. One of the expeditions goes to Malvern, the other on the south side of the James river. . . . I had quite an interesting visit on the other side to-day. The place we burned up yesterday was a very handsome one. It was a rather hard case to be obliged to do it, but it could not be avoided. . . . I had (as usual) not a single word from Washingto
ent of the Peninsula. Gen. Hooker, with his own division and Pleasonton's cavalry, was therefore directed to gain possession of Malvern Hill on the night of the 2d of Aug. He failed to do so on account of the incompetency of guides. On the 4th Gen. Hooker was reinforced by Gen. Sedgmick's division, and, having obtained a knoson's Landing the following correspondence passed between the general-in-chief and myself while the reconnoissances towards Richmond were in progress. On the 2d of Aug. I received the following from Gen. Halleck: You have not answered my telegram [of July 30, 8 P. M.] about the removal of your sick. Remove them as rapidly quired me to send them away as quickly as possible, and to notify the general-in-chief when they were removed. Previous to the receipt of the despatch of the 2d of Aug., not having been advised of what the army under my command was expected to do, or which way it was to move, if it moved at all, I sent the following despatch to
‘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.-Porter to McClellan, 2d Aug., ‘61, 74.-Seward to McClellan, 28th Oct., ‘61, 147.-Stone to McClellan, 20th Oct., ‘61, 182; 21st Oct., ‘61, 183-166 Peninsular campaign, 1862 : McClellan to Lincoln, 6th Apr., 265 ; 7th Apr , 266 ; 18th Apr., 294; 3d May, 295; 14th May, 343; 21st May. 348 ; 25th May. 367 ; 26th May, 368; 4th June, 386; 20th June, 390. To Stanton, 16th Mar, 251 : 3d Apr. 257; 5th Apr., 262; 7th Apr., 266 ; 8th Apr., 276 ; 11th Apr., 280; 18th Apr. 294 ; 20th Apr., 281 ; 5th