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perhaps 100 guns. The return for Aug. 31, 1861, shows that, excluding Gen. Dix's command, there was an aggregate present of 76,415 of all arms. This comprised Banks's command near Harper's Ferry and above, and Stone's corps of observation at Poolesville. It included the sick, those under arrest, and all extra-duty men. Making the proper deduction on these accounts, the effective force, including Banks's and Stone's, is reduced to 58,680 officers and men of all arms; many of these being stillr somewhat beyond the Monocacy, and it fell within my province to guard that part of the river, within two or three days after assuming command I organized a brigade of four regiments, under Gen. C. P. Stone, and ordered him to the vicinity of Poolesville to observe and guard the Potomac between the Great Falls and the limits of Gen. Banks's command. On the 2d of Aug. the seven regiments of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, then arrived, were organized as a brigade under Gen. G. A. McCall, and o
ogical Seminary; Heintzelman at Fort Lyon. There were thus on the Virginia side seven divisions, so posted as to cover every avenue of approach, and able to afford assistance to every point that could be attacked, and, moreover, in position to advance on Centreville if necessary. On the north of Washington, Buell's division held Tennallytown and the other important points (supported by Casey's provisional brigades), the reserve artillery and the cavalry depots; while Stone's division at Poolesville, and Banks's division at Darnestown, observed the upper river and were in position to retire upon Washington if attacked by superior forces. Hooker was in the vicinity of Budd's Ferry. By the 30th of Sept. several of the principal works were pretty well advanced, but a great deal still remained to be done to complete the system. I shall refer elsewhere to the inconveniences resulting from the position of Washington and the nature of the frontier formed by the Potomac; in this place i
quiet here. R. M. Copeland, Assist. Adj.-Gen. Gen. Marcy. Whereupon I sent to Gen. Stone, at Poolesville, the following telegram: camp Griffin, Oct. 20, 1861. Gen. McClellan desires me to would have the effect to move them. A. V. Colburn, Assist. Adj.-Gen. Brig.-Gen. C. P. Stone, Poolesville. Deeming it possible that Gen. McCall's movement to Dranesville, together with the subseqd, as will be seen from the following despatch received at my headquarters in Washington from Poolesville on the evening of Oct. 20: Made a feint of crossing at this place this afternoon, and I reached Edward's Ferry during the evening of the 22d and assumed command. Passing through Poolesville, I first learned the actual condition of affairs and the details of what had occurred, and sent the following: Poolesville, Oct. 22, 5.30 P. M. To President Lincoln: From what I learn here the affair of yesterday was a more serious disaster than I had supposed. Our loss in prisoner
emy was, by the last accounts, at Manassas in strong force, and that Franklin had only from 10,000 to 11,000 men, with an entirely insufficient force of cavalry and artillery. In order to represent this condition of affairs in its proper light to the general-in-chief, and to obtain definite instructions, from him, I telegraphed to him as follows: Aug. 29, 12 M. Have ordered most of the (12th) Twelfth Penn. Cavalry to report to Gen. Barnard for scouting duty towards Rockville, Poolesville, etc. If you apprehend a raid of cavalry on your side of river, I had better send a brigade or two of Sumner's to near Tennallytown, where, with two or three old regiments in Forts Allen and Marcy, they can watch both Chain bridge and Tennallytown. Would it meet your views to post the rest of Sumner's corps. between Arlington and Fort Corcoran, whence they can either support Cox, Franklin, or Chain bridge, and even Tennallytown? Franklin has only between (10,000) ten thousand an
on of Pennsylvania, and clear Maryland. I therefore, on the 3d, ordered the 2d and 12th corps to Tennallytown, and the 9th corps to a point on the Seventh street road near Washington, and sent such cavalry as was available to the fords near Poolesville, to watch and impede the enemy in any attempt to cross in that vicinity. As soon as this was done I reported the fact to Gen. Halleck, who asked what general I had placed in command of those three corps. I replied that I had made no such dad moved towards Hagerstown, to press on rapidly to Frederick, keeping his troops constantly ready to meet the enemy in force. A corresponding movement of all the troops in the centre and on the left was ordered in the direction of Urbana and Poolesville. On the 12th a portion of the right wing entered Frederick, after a brisk skirmish at the outskirts of the city and in the streets. On the 13th the main bodies of the right wing and centre passed through Frederick. In the report of a mi
0-421; Savage's Station, 426-428; White Oak Swamp, 428, 430; Glendale, 430-433; Malvern Hill, 433-437, 434 Perkin's Hill, Va., 95. Pettit, Capt., at Fait Oaks, 382 ; Savage's Station, 427, 428 ; White Oak Swamp, 430 ; Antietam, 587. Phelps, Col., 581. Pillow, Gen. G. J., 49. Pleasonton, Gen. A., 133. At Malvern, 463, 492. In Maryland campaign, 553 ; South Mountain, 561, 574, 574, 577 ; Antietam, 584, 598, 601, 602 ; after Antietam, 621, 645-647 ; report, 648, 650, 658, 659. Poolesville, Md., 79, 96, 181, 182. 187,549. 557. Pollard, Capt., 602. Pope, Gen. J., in Virginia, 454, 463, 466, 479, 491, 500, 501, 505, 507-547, 568 ; condemns McClellan's plans, 475. Porter, Gen. A., 70, 100, 130, 132, 133. Porter, Gen. F. J., at Washington, ‘61, 81, 95, 96, 113, 139. In Peninsula, 239, 256, 306 ; Yorktown, 260, 261, 263, 286, 292, 302, 303. 307, 309; Williamsburg, 320, 327, 332, 333; in pursuit, 339, 341, 349. 355, 356 ; Hanover C. H., 368-376, 397; Gaines's Mill, 411, 414-4