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eave him with less than10,000
The upper Potomac, from Washington to Cumberland, a distance of more than one hundred and sixty miles by the river, could not safely be watched and guarded by less than15,000
The lower Potomac, the south part of Maryland, and communication with Baltimore required at least5,000
For the garrison of Washington and its defences, and securing the flanks and communication of the main army during its advance on Manassas, a very moderate estimate would have been30,00060,000
Leaving for the active column41,000
In estimating the force of the above detachments it must be remembered that I was obliged to regard the apprehensions of the administration and the state of feeling in Maryland, as well as the purely military considerations.
I was not then in command of all the armies of the United States, far less free to disregard the administration.
Had I been chief of the state the conditions of the problem would have been very different.
In that case, with