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aign, and telegraphed to Washington on the day after the surrender: Make Buell, Grant, and Pope major-generals of volunteers, and give me command in the West. I ask this in return for Forts Hety miles farther to the south. To operate against these, he planned an expedition under Brigadier-General Pope to capture the town of New Madrid as a preliminary step. Columbus and Nashville were al thousand Confederate troops, including three general officers, to the combined operations of General Pope and Flag-Officer Foote. Full particulars of these two important victories did not reach Halleck for several days. Following previous suggestions, Pope and Foote promptly moved their gunboats and troops down the river to the next Confederate stronghold, Fort Pillow, where extensive fortificaf. About April 10 he proceeded from St. Louis to Pittsburg Landing, and on the fifteenth ordered Pope with his army to join him there, which the latter, having his troops already on transports, succe
Clellan withdrawal from Harrison's Landing Pope assumes command second battle of Bull Run tons, and on his return to Washington called General Pope from the West, and, by an order dated June k to Acquia Creek and unite it with the army of Pope. On July 30, McClellan received a preliminaunder President Lincoln's order of June 26, General Pope had left the West, and about the first of J relate in detail the campaign which followed. Pope intelligently and faithfully performed the task induce the government to change its plans. Pope, despite the fact that he had managed his retres conspiracy among McClellan's officers against Pope, with Pope's army in a disorganized retreat upoPope's army in a disorganized retreat upon Washington, with the capital in possible danger of capture by Lee, and with a distracted and half-s command to give a hearty and loyal support to Pope as a personal favor to their former general, anis belief that McClellan had acted badly toward Pope and really wanted him to fail; but there is no [6 more...]
that it should have a twofold effect upon public opinion: first, that it should curb extreme antislavery sentiment to greater patience; secondly, that it should rouse dogged proslavery conservatism, and prepare it for the announcement which he had resolved to make at the first fitting opportunity. At tine date of the letter, he very well knew that a serious conflict of arms was soon likely to occur in Virginia; and he had strong reason to hope that the junction of the armies of McClellan and Pope which had been ordered, and was then in progress, could be successfully effected, and would result in a decisive Union victory. This hope, however, was sadly disappointed. The second battle of Bull Run, which occurred one week after the Greeley letter,, proved a serious defeat, and necessitated a further postponement of his contemplated action. As a secondary effect of the new disaster, there came upon him once more an increased pressure to make reprisal upon what was assumed to be the
more passion and friction, had not public thought been largely occupied during the year 1863 by the enactment of the conscription law and the enforcement of the draft. In the hard stress of politics and war during the years 1861 and 1862, the popular enthusiasm with which the free States responded to the President's call to put down the rebellion by force of arms had become measurably exhausted. The heavy military reverses which attended the failure of McClellan's campaign against Richmond, Pope's defeat at the second Bull Run, McClellan's neglect to follow up the drawn battle of Antietam with energetic operations, the gradual change of early Western victories to a cessation of all effort to open the Mississippi, and the scattering of the Western forces to the spiritless routine of repairing and guarding long railroad lines, all operated together practically to stop volunteering and enlistment by the end of 1862. Thus far, the patriotic record was a glorious one. Almost one hund