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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 730 6 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 693 5 Browse Search
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain 408 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 377 13 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 355 5 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 345 5 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 308 2 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 280 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 254 2 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 219 1 Browse Search
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of the Potomac was issued; he doing some little bureau work and retaining a large staff, while I performed the real military labor demanded by the occasion. I was sadly deceived. He never appreciated my motives, and felt no gratitude for my forbearance and kindness. Subsequent events proved that, although in some respects a very good bureau officer and a fair disciplinarian and drill-officer for a school of instruction, he lacked the qualities necessary for a commander in the field. After Pope's campaign it was not safe for McDowell to visit the camps of his troops; the men declared that they would kill him. I have long been convinced that he intrigued against me to the utmost of his power. His conduct towards Fitz-John Porter on the second Bull Run campaign, his testimony in the latter's trial, and subsequent rehearing in 1880, show what manner of man he was. In all human probability I should have been spared an infinite amount of trouble had I relieved him upon reaching Washingt
t required, and the health of the army was vastly improved by the sanitary measures which were enforced at his suggestion. The great haste with which the army was removed from the Peninsula made it necessary to leave at Fort Monroe, to be forwarded afterwards, nearly all the baggage and transportation, including medical stores and ambulances, all the vessels being required to transport the troops themselves and their ammunition. When the Army of the Potomac returned to Washington after Gen. Pope's campaign, and the medical department came once more under Surgeon Letterman's control, he found it in a deplorable condition. The officers were worn out by the labors they had performed, and the few supplies that had been brought from the Peninsula had been exhausted or abandoned, so that the work of reorganization and resupplying had to be again performed, and this while the army was moving rapidly and almost in the face of the enemy. That it was successfully accomplished is shown by
hile if the enemy advanced down the Shenandoah the force entrenched at Strasburg would be able to hold him in check until assistance could reach them by rail from Manassas. If these measures had been carried into effect Jackson's subsequent advance down the Shenandoah would have been impracticable; but, unfortunately, as soon as I started for the Peninsula this region was withdrawn from my command, and my instructions were wholly disregarded. Again, with Manassas entrenched as I directed, Pope would have had a secure base of operations from which to manoeuvre, and the result of his campaign might have been very different. Certainly, if I had resumed command at Manassas instead of within the defences of Washington, Lee would not have ventured to cross the Potomac. On the 1st of April, in view of what had occurred meanwhile, I temporarily changed the arrangements to the extent of leaving Banks in the Shenandoah. I placed Abercrombie in command at Warrenton and Manassas, under Ba
n my letter to the President with that of Congress and of Mr. Pope, you can readily agree with me that there can be little n. I will issue to-morrow an order giving my comments on Mr. John Pope. I will strike square in the teeth of all his infamousffers, follow in to Richmond while they are lamming away at Pope. It is in some respects a desperate step, but it is the be Halleck writes that all the forces in Virginia, including Pope, Burnside, etc., are to be placed under my command; I doubtow it. I think the result of their machination will be that Pope will be badly thrashed within ten days, and that they will occurring, and can't say that I much dread. . . . I presume Pope is having his hands quite full to-day; is probably being ha. M. Just received a telegram from Halleck stating that Pope and Burnside are very hard pressed, urging me to push forwal be as disagreeable as it is possible to make them, unless Pope is beaten, in which case they will want me to save Washingt
the President to be conservative. I think some of Gen. Pope's orders very injudicious, and have so advised himbe involved in its rapid execution. I cannot regard Pope and Burnside as safe until you reinforce them. Moreo the James. About this time I saw a good deal of Gen. Pope. . . . He condemned Gen. McClellan's conduct more r man, to Washington. . . . On coming to Washington, Pope, who was ardent and, I think, courageous, though notty to denounce McClellan and his hesitating policy. Pope also reciprocated the commendations bestowed on him et rid of McClellan at headquarters. (P. 193) But Pope was defeated, and the army, sadly demoralized, came ctive officer. We proposed to the President to send Pope to the James, and give Mitchell the command of the aont of Washington, which . . . had been placed under Pope. The President was not prepared for anything so decers's Life, etc., of S. P. Chase, p. 447). After Pope's defeat Mr. Chase says: The President . . . him
he Potomac to Washington in order to support Gen. Pope, who was in no danger so long as the Army ofshington, including those of Gens. Burnside and Pope — a promise which was not carried into effect. 62, 8 P. M. A despatch just received from Gen. Pope says that deserters report that the enemy isched some weight to the report received from Gen. Pope, and I was justified in supposing that the o Washington, July 31, 1862, 10 A. M.--Gen. Pope again telegraphs that the enemy is reported lable. I point to Burnside's force, to that of Pope — not necessary to maintain a strict defensive e Rapidan in large force. They are fighting Gen. Pope to-day; there must be no further delay in yo to office; wish to talk to you. What news from Pope? August 14th 12.30 A. M. Started to Jamestorcepted letter, which led to the belief that Gen. Pope would have to contend against a very heavy fidly as possible. The forces of Burnside and Pope are hard pushed, and require aid as rapidly as [1 more...]<
. Please inform me immediately exactly where Pope is and what doing; until I know that, I cannot ft? Sumner is now landing at Acquia. Where is Pope's left, and what of enemy? Enemy burned Bull R force enough in hand to form a connection with Pope, whose exact position we do not know. Are we sur available forces to open communications with Pope; 2d, to leave Pope to get out of his scrape, anible, and at the same time cover the transit of Pope's supplies. Orders have been given for railw immediately sent forward to Centreville for Gen. Pope. It must be done with all possible despatchve been temporarily detached and assigned to Gen. Pope. Gen. McClellan commands that portion of been sent forward to Gen. Pope's command. Gen. Pope commands the Army of Virginia and all the fog in this vicinity not temporarily belonging to Pope's army in the field. I beg of you to assist t saw them they were within a mile of Fairfax. Pope had no troops on that road, this squadron getti[33 more...]
for embarkation, so I presume they will be merged in Pope's army. If this is the case I will (if I find it prg whatever of the state of affairs, not even whether Pope is still falling back or whether there has been any ghting. So I suppose it is all right. I fancy that Pope is in retreat, though this is only a guess of mine, see how I can remain in the service if placed under Pope; it would be too great a disgrace, and I can hardly done with Halleck alone; so I shall get on better. Pope is in a bad way; his communication with Washington che post of danger! Two of my corps will either save Pope or be sacrificed for the country. I do not know whethe works, etc., in fair condition of defence. . . . Pope has been in a tight place, but from the news received almost exactly on the old Bull Run battle-ground. Pope sent in accounts during the day that he was getting is that part of the Army of the Potomac not sent to Pope. As all is sent there, I am left in command of noth
The information Hammerstein brought proved that Pope's despatch was false throughout. On the 1st f my information and believed the statements of Pope. I then told him that he ought to go to the frd him not to content himself with merely seeing Pope, but also to make it a point to converse freelyend, Assist. Adj.-Gen. I sent an aide to Gen. Pope with the following letter: headquartersed, I inquired what that artillery-firing was. Pope replied that it was no doubt that of the enemy the public that McClellan had been the cause of Pope's defeat by delay in forwarding reinforcements.e Richmond, thus releasing the enemy to fall on Pope. Every military and common-sense considerationMcClellan was delaying the advance of troops to Pope. Meantime McClellan, doing his own work, was a this moment it was believed in Washington that Pope was victorious and McClellan finally crushed. erything in this vicinity not temporarily to be Pope's army in the field. I beg of you to assist me[15 more...]
, as I was more than once cautioned that I was moving too rashly and exposing the capital to an attack from the Virginia side. As is well known, the result of Gen. Pope's operations had not been favorable, and when I finally resumed command of the troops in and around Washington they were weary, disheartened, their organization essarily left at Fort Monroe and Yorktown for lack of vessels, as the important point was to move the infantry divisions as rapidly as possible to the support of Gen. Pope. The divisions of the Army of Virginia were also exhausted and weakened, and their trains and supplies disorganized and deficient by the movements in which they circumstances they gained those victories; for the work of supply and reorganization was continued The Army of Virginia, which had been under the command of Gen. Pope, ceased to exist on the 2d of Sept., 1862, by force of circumstances, and, so far as appears, without any order issued. The following correspondence is the only
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