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o gain it. Gen. Scott has been trying to work a traverse to have — made inspector-general of my army and of the army. I respectfully declined the favor. . . . I have on the staff Seth Williams as adjutant-general; Barnard as chief-engineer; Van Vliet, chief-quartermaster; H. F. Clarke, chief-commissary; Barry, chief of artillery; Meade will be senior topographer; Dr. Tripler, medical director. I have applied for Kingsbury as chief of ordnance, and for Armstrong and Sweitzer as aides-de-camell together. Aug. 13. I am living in Corn. Wilkes's house, the northwest corer of Jackson Square, close by where you used to visit Secretary Marcy's family. It is a very nice house. I occupy the three front rooms on the second story; Van Vliet the room in rear of mine; Judge Key behind him; Colburn the story above. I receive the staff every morning until ten and every evening at nine. Quite a levee it makes, and a rather fine-looking set they are. Kingsbury arrived last night. Did
o to give additional pay and rank in the regular army to officers whose duty made such a step necessary. For instance, I gave to Maj. Barry, chief of artillery, and to Maj. H. J. Hunt, commanding the reserve artillery, the grade of colonel; to Van Vliet and Clarke the same. When the organization of the brigades was well established, and the troops somewhat disciplined and instructed, divisions of three brigades each were gradually formed. I intended to compose each division of three infantcampaign, and found so efficient that they remained unchanged until the close of the war, and were to a great extent adopted by the other armies of the United States. On assuming command of the troops in and around Washington I appointed Capt. S. Van Vliet, assistant quartermaster (afterwards brigadier-general), chief quartermaster to my command, and gave him the necessary instructions for organizing his department and collecting the supplies requisite for the large army then called for. T
r details of movement until I know exactly what is on hand. It is absolutely necessary that I should be kept constantly informed. I wish to move so that the men can move directly on board ship. G. B. McClellan, Maj.-Gen. McClellan to Van Vliet.Fairfax Court-House, March 13, 10.50 P. M. Gen. Van Vliet: Arrange to send to Fort Monroe at once the wagons and horses at Perryville and Annapolis. Send to same destination rations as promptly as practicable for my 140,000 men and forage fGen. Van Vliet: Arrange to send to Fort Monroe at once the wagons and horses at Perryville and Annapolis. Send to same destination rations as promptly as practicable for my 140,000 men and forage for my 15,000 animals. See Shiras about the rations. A quartermaster should be sent to Fort Monroe to receive these stores and keep them separate. They should all be landed at once. Please inform me to-night what transports are on hand, and keep me informed as fast as they arrive. I will make it Col. Astor's business to keep the run of it, so that I may be constantly posted. G. B. McClellan. McClellan to McDowell.Fairfax Court-House, March 13, 11.30 P. M. Maj.-Gen. McDowell, Washing
telegraph. The orders for Sumner and Richardson will be given to-day; in the meantime let neither embark without special orders from me: this is imperative. How soon can the artillery of Franklin, Sedgwick, and Porter be embarked? How soon Franklin's cavalry? How soon will transports be ready for the regular infantry and Richardson? How soon can water-transportation be furnished for Duane and his train? For Woodbury and his trains? How soon for Gregg and Rush? How many wagons has Van Vliet in reserve for general purposes? If you send steamer to Franklin, inform him that Stoneman was some fourteen miles from here a couple of hours ago, and will try to communicate with him via Hockaday's Spring this evening. I start Smith's division this evening, and hope to get most of the column in motion by the morning. Will move in person to-morrow morning. Would like to have a gunboat examine Moody's wharf, to see whether burned. G. B. Mcclellan, Maj.-Gen. Commanding. Brick Hou
lemen that — had no more sense than to insist upon coming up here, Senator — and a lot of others. All of whom I was really glad to see, although this was no place for them. I am sorry to say that when I heard of their arrival I swore a little internally, and sent Russell flying out of my tent, declaring that I would not see any of them. But soon afterwards Senator — came here, and he was so kind and friendly that I was at once mollified. I talked with him some time, and he went back to Van Vliet's tent. I then gave to Averill my orders for a surprise-party to-morrow, to repay secesh for his raid of day before yesterday. Then went over to call on Mrs.--. There I was in for it. I was presented to all the ladies, listened to Mrs.--'s version of her trip to Richmond, and very rapidly beat a retreat, giving business as an excuse. Charles got up a lunch for the party, a rainstorm coming on in the meanwhile. When they were nearly through I took Averill over and talked with them for a<
army, and knew that it could be trusted equally to retreat or advance, and to fight the series of battles now inevitable, whether retreating from victories or marching through defeats; and, in short, I had no doubt whatever of its ability, even against superior numbers, to fight its way through to the James, and get a position whence a successful advance upon Richmond would be again possible. Their superb conduct through the next seven days justified my faith. On the same day (26th) Gen. Van Vliet, chief-quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac, by my orders telegraphed to Col. Ingalls, quartermaster at the White House, as follows: Run the cars to the last moment, and load them with provisions and ammunition. Load every wagon you have with subsistence, and send them to Savage's Station by way of Bottom's bridge. If you are obliged to abandon White House burn everything that you cannot get off. You must throw all our supplies up the James river as soon as possible, and accomp
29th, 30th May, 374; 4th June, 386; 7th, 10th June, 387; 14th June, 389 ; 24th June, 390 ; 25th June, 392 ; 26th June, 410, 411 ; 28th June, 424. To Fox, 12th Mar., 248. To Marcy, 13th Mar., 250 ; 7th May, 302. To Tucker, 13th Mar., 251. To Van Vliet 13th Mar., 251. To McDowell, 13th Mar., 251. To Heintzelman, 28th Mar., 252; 4th May, 298. To Blenker, 29th Mar., 292 To Smith (W. F.). 15th Apr., 284 To Sumner, 4th May, 300. To Goldsborough, 8th Apr., 292. To Adj.-Gen., 9th Apr., 276; 10 Gen D. E., 39. Tyler, Gen. E. B., 513, 517. Tyler, Col. D., 434, 439, 512, 513, 520. Urbana, Va., 227, 229, 235, 236, 268. Upton's Hill, Va., 73, 92, 95, 513-515, 521, 531, 536, 547, 568. Van Alen, Gen., 341. Van Reed, Capt., 602. Van Vliet, Gen. S., 83, 114, 128, 129, 303. Vienna, Va., 514, 515, 517, 521. Vincent, Lieut., 597. Van Hammerstein, Maj. H., 123, 311. Von Kleizer, Capt., 589. Von Radowitz, Lieut.-Col. P., 123, Wadsworth, Gen. J. S., 226, 241, 540-542. Wa
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