s 2d Army Corps, p. 56.) Moving about in an independent and ineffectual way.
（Rossiter Johnson's Short History, p. 172.) The three corps made about thirty-eight thousand men, afterwards increased by additions.
They were placed under the command of Maj.-Gen. John Pope, who unfortunately forfeited confidence in advance by a rather bombastic proclamation.
One of his first acts was to order a meeting between Banks and Sigel (who had succeeded Fremont), his corps commanders, at Culpepper on Aug. 8, 1862, and as Sigel failed to arrive, Banks attacked, the next day at Cedar Mountain, the army under Stonewall Jackson, at first successfully then unsuccessfully, meeting at last with heavy loss.
Banks was greatly outnumbered, but attacking with much vigor but without much discretion he almost compassed a victory.
Dodge's Bird's Eye View, etc., p. 71. Though but a single Massachusetts regiment (the 2d, Colonel Andrews) was actively engaged, it was a battle most disastrous to the State.