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Chapter 34: campaign against Pope.—Second Manassas.—Sharpsburg.—Fredericksburg. Although defeated, the army under General McClellan was still a formidable force, and might at any time threaten Richmond. His camp at Westover was protected by his gun-boats, and the hills had been fortified to resist the Confederate forces. General Lee, under the idea that a demonstration upon Washington would force Mc-Clellan's withdrawal for its protection, early in August, sent General Jackson in advance, to engage General Pope, who commanded a new army in Northern Virginia. Immediately upon receiving information of this move, McClellan began to transfer troops to Washington, and Lee moved with the rest of his army to join General Jackson. After several engagements the enemy was forced to withdraw, and the next morning Longstreet resumed his march to join Jackson. At this time a Federal critic said: The truth is, the rebel generals strip their armies for a march as a man strips<