withdrawal of the Army
transfer to front of Washington.
When the troops reached the James the firotest, these orders were countermanded from Washington, and he was sent upon a fruitless expeditionas the Army of the Potomac was on the James, Washington and Maryland would have been entirely safe uments.
The state of affairs is concealed in Washington to hide their own blunders, and the country he misfortune of McClellan that civilians at Washington, judging him in their own lights, could not re and more firm that here is the defence of Washington, and that I should be at once reinforced by him strengthened me in that belief:
Washington, July 31, 1862, 10 A. M.--Gen. Pope again tey to maintain a strict defensive in front of Washington and Harper's Ferry — to those portions of th to this despatch, the telegraph operator in Washington informed me that Gen. Halleck had gone out o McClellan, Maj.-Gen. Maj.-Gen. Halleck, Washington, D. C.
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