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be in the hands of the secession troops. To-morrow, or the day after, if they do not leave, a battle will take place. Our men appear eager for the fray, and I pray they may be as successful in the fight as they are anxious for one. June, 29 It is half-past 8 o'clock, and we are still but eight miles from Clarksburg. We were informed this morning that the secession troops had left Buckhannon, and fallen back to their fortifications at Laurel Hill and Rich mountain. It is said General McClellan will be here to-morrow, and take command of the forces in person. In enumerating the troops in this vicinity, I omitted to mention Colonel Robert McCook's Dutch regiment, which is in camp two miles from us. The Seventh Ohio Infantry is now at Clarksburg, and will, I think, move in this direction to-morrow. Provisions outside of camp are very scarce. I took breakfast with a farmer this morning, and can say truly that I have eaten much better meals in my life. We had coffee wit
rd and Fourth Regiments were reviewed by General McClellan. The day was excessively warm, and the in Lawson was in great need of help, and General McClellan at once ordered four companies of infantneck speed along the line, inquiring for General McClellan, and yelling, as he passed, that four co artillery, one company of cavalry, with General McClellan, marched to the front, the Dutchmen in aEnough, however, has been learned to satisfy McClellan that it is not advisable to attack today. Werview with George (he usually speaks of General McClellan in this familiar way), that an attack waacticable road to the enemy. I asked if General McClellan had given him any information that wouldent for making the attack had arrived. General McClellan and staff came galloping up, and a thouserhaps one hour, to await the arrival of General McClellan; and when he came up, were ordered forwa beaten at Manassas with terrible loss. General McClellan has left Beverly for Washington. Genera[2 more...]
t home. There are no drills, and no expeditions. The army is holding its breath in anxiety to hear from Richmond. If McClellan has been whipped, the country must in time know it; if successful, it would be rejoiced to hear it. Why, therefore, shoues and lies with all. General Mitchell departed for Washington yesterday. The rebels at Chattanooga claim that McClellan has been terribly whipped, and fired guns along their whole line, within hearing of our troops, in honor of the victoryturned on parole, and claims to have seen a dispatch from the AdjutantGeneral of the Southern Confederacy, stating that McClellan had been defeated and his army cut to pieces. He believes it. My horse is as fat as a stall-fed ox. He has had a vpleased with them and himself. The boys have a variety of information from Richmond to-day. One party affirms that McClellan has been cut to pieces; that a dispatch to that effect has been received by General Buell. Another insists that he has
e descendants of a Scotch family, the head of which was Lord Kirkcudbright. The last nobleman of this name died April 19, 1832, when the title became extinct. Three brothers of the name emigrated to America about the middle of the last century. One went to Maine, one to Pennsylvania, and one to Connecticut: from the last of these the subject of this memoir is descended. George Brinton McClellan was born in Philadelphia, December 3, 1826. He was the third child and second son of Dr. George McClellan, a distinguished physician, a graduate of Yale College, and the founder of Jefferson College, who died in May, 1846. His mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Brinton, is still living. The eldest son, Dr. J. H. B. McClellan, is a physician in Philadelphia; and the youngest, Arthur, is a captain in the army, attached to the staff of General Wright. The first school to which George was sent was kept by Mr. Sears Cook Walker, a graduate of Harvard College in 1825, and a man of dis
el Giberson, Corporal Frank Hughes. Privates: Edward Flood, Thos. James, Jeremiah McCarthy, Geo. McClellan, Daniel Devlin, Geo. Sykes, James Connor, Edward Clary, James Douglas, John Wilson--12. The Respectfully, J. J. Mooney, Lieut.-Col. Com'g Tammany Regiment N. Y. S. V. Report of General McClellan. The following is General McClellan's explanation in submitting the report of General SGeneral McClellan's explanation in submitting the report of General Stone to the Secretary of War: Headquarters army of the Potomac, Washington, November 1, 1861. To the Hon. Secretary of War: sir: I have the honor to forward herewith Brig.-Gen. Stone's repor Despatch no. 1, received October 20, 1861. To Brigadier-General Stone, Poolesville: General McClellan desires me to inform you that Gen. McCall occupied Dranesville yesterday, and is still thet Washington from Poolesville.] Headquarters army of the Potomac, October 20, 1861. To Major-General McClellan: Made a feint of crossing at this place this afternoon, and at the same time started
e of Wagram, gained a great victory, and made the peace of Vienna. If Grant had defeated Lee, driven him across the James, seized upon Richmond, crossed the river and annihilated Lee's army, he would have done something very like what Napoleon did in this campaign. If Charles, in these four battles, had defeated Napoleon, turned him off from Vienna, and landed him on the other side of the Danube, he would have done what Lee has done to Grant. The Herald ought to wait to see what object Grant is going to accomplish. In every instance, Napoleon destroyed an army and took a capital. Thus far, Grant has destroyed no army, and he has got possession of the Weldon railroad. Let us remark, in closing, that Grant lost more men from the Rapid Ann to Reams's station than Napoleon lost in all these five great campaigns. Grant is hardly equal to Napoleon. The Herald once said McClellan was, but it has found out its mistake. It is mistaken about Grant, and it will find that out too.
people, and is a perpetuapucubus upon individual enterprise and energy. General McClellan graciously proposes to leave us this boon. He will not interfere with a ely, we ought to be profoundly grateful for such friendship. We can tell General McClellan, as President Davis told Jacques &Co., about his own negroes — We have do great cities, and furnished the principal staples of American commerce. General McClellan and his party are mercifully willing that the South should continue to im real question of this contest: "Shall we be slaves to the Yankees?" General McClellan says we shall. Very well, sir go ahead. You did not do much towards accr raised, within six miles of Richmond. There is no great chance, however of McClellan's ever making the experiment, as between two war candidates, the people of thheir government. It is only the old contest between the outs and the ins. If McClellan had not committed himself to a war policy — if he had left the Northern masse
If the platform of the Chicago Convention was not sufficiently explicit for the satisfaction of the Black Republican leaders, they can certainly find no room for doubt in General McClellan's letter of acceptance. His position is defined with the frankness of a soldier. It is, in a word, that "the Union is the one condition of peace." General McClellan proposes to conduct the war in a civilized manner. He will not make it an abolition war. These are the only points in which he difGeneral McClellan proposes to conduct the war in a civilized manner. He will not make it an abolition war. These are the only points in which he differs from Mr. Lincoln. Whether even in these there would be much practical difference, is not certain.--But admitting that, if elected, the war would be conducted as all modern nations conduct war, and that slavery would be unmolested, still we should have the war. Now, in regard to slavery, it seems impossible to make our position clear to the Northern understanding. For the ten thousandth time we repeat, we are not fighting for slavery. The right to say whether we shall retain that species
use this language deliberately and advisedly. General McClellan's words and purposes cannot be mistaken or misth, as Mr. Davis has recently declared; still, General McClellan is pledged to overthrew their resolves by fire part in the and disgrace. We do not believe General McClellan's to be these of the party. We know that an editorial in the New York World, says: General McClellan's "views" are "those of the Convention," is pang them unless to press a different idea. But General McClellan's conception of our duty and policy is differeit is "a horse of another color, " decidedly. General McClellan's letter is better suited to the acceptance ofn that he gave them the comfortable assurance that McClellan would be elected, and that the war against his twols, formerly Republican, have declared in favor of McClellan. The Cincinnati Times and the Albany Statesman, by declines a renomination for the governorship. General Joe Hooker advocates the election of McClellan.
Who General McClellan is. To the Editor of the Richmond Dispatch: I noticed in your paper a few days ago a paragraph from the Charleston Courier, stating that General McClellan was born in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a mistake. General McClellan was born in the ciGeneral McClellan was born in the city of Philadelphia. He is about forty years of age, and consequently in the prime of life. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. His father, Dr. George McClellan, was for many years a professor in Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He was vef Philadelphia was more popular with the Southern students than Dr. McClellan save, perhaps, old Dr. Chapman. General McClellan is well bred.General McClellan is well bred. He graduated at West Point, and has always been a great favorite with Southern officers in the old army. While President Davis was Secretary of War under the Pierce Administration he selected General McClellan to visit the Crimea during the war between England, France and Russia