Chapter 10: private letters, [Oct. 1, 1861, to March 12, 1862.]
Oct.--, 1861.--Yesterday rode to Chain Bridge, thence to Upton's Hill, and did not get back until after dark. . . . I can't tell you how disgusted I am becoming with these wretched politicians.
.--. . . The enemy made some demonstrations up the river this morning, which prevented me from crossing the river until 1.30; then I rode to Munson's Hill, etc., and found everything going on well.
We shall be ready by to-I returned yesterday, after a long ride, I was obliged to attend a meeting of the cabinet at eight P. M. and was bored and annoyed.
There are some of the greatest geese in the cabinet I have ever seen — enough to tax the patience of Job. . . .
Oct. (11?)-. . .I rode all over our new positions yesterday to make some little changes and correct errors, as well as to learn the ground more thoroughly myself.
It rained most of the day, which did not add to the pleasure of the trip.
From Sept. 1 to Oct. 610,7004,0006,2004,1903,0006,0006,2006,0004,2004,20011,100
From Oct. 6 to Oct. 1517,00011,00022,025 50010,22118,32512,9891,0006,0003,000
From Oct. 15 to Oct. 2540,00019,50065,200 1,2509,00018,8765,0002,5003,6009,000
From Oct 25 to Oct. 3130,000 30,000 1,5003,0082,2009,9005,00020,040
Received at the depots.Camp-kettles.Mess-pans.Overcoats (foot).Artillery-jackets.Blankets.Overcoats (mounted).Feltleave to ask whether the President desires me to march on the enemy at once or to await the reception of the new horses, every possible step having been taken to insure their prompt arrival.
On the same day Gen. Halleck replied as follows:
Oct. 21.--Your telegram of twelve M. has been submitted to the President.
He directs me to say that he has no change to make in his order of the 6th instant.
If you have not been, and are not now, in condition to obey it, you will be able to show
Halleck, 11th Nov.,‘61 207 ; 2d Mar., ‘61, 216.
To Stanton, 3d Feb., ‘62 229 ; 28th Feb., ‘62. 194; 9th Mar., ‘62, 223. 224.
To Cameron, 6th Sept., ‘61, 205 ; 8th Sept., ‘61, 106.
To Banks, 21st Oct., 61. 186; 29th Oct.,‘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.
28th Feb., ‘62, 195.
To Grant, 24th Nov , ‘66, 218; 26ct., 635.--Franklin to McClellan, 15th Sept., 564.--Ingalls to McClellan, 9th Oct., 631.
To Quartermaster, 13th Oct., 631.-Meade to McClellan, 18th Sept., 619.-Newton to Colburn, 24th Oct., 635.--Quartermasters to McClellan, 15th, 22d, 24th, 30th Oct , 631, 632.--Sackett to McClellan, 1876, 609-611.--Scott (W.) to McClellan, 16th Sept., 583.--Sumner to McClellan, 7th Oct., 630.
Lewinsville, Va., 96, 512, 515, 521.
Lincoln, Pres., McClellan's proclamation, 52; sol