Peninsula Mr. Davis says: Early in April General McClellan had landed about 100,000 men at or near on as it was definitely ascertained that General McClellan, with his main army, was on the Peninsul at the time.
I represented to him that General McClellan's design was, almost certainly, to demolsignment was included in the order to oppose McClellan at Yorktown; that order added to my then com
Mr. Davis expresses the opinion that General McClellan certainly might have sent a detachment f [Vol.
II., p. 91] he says:
Whether General McClellan . . . would have made an early assault .s with the main army, I determined to attack McClellan before McDowell could join him; and the majowas to bring on the inevitable battle before McClellan should receive an addition of 40,000 men to eturn to my first design — that of attacking McClellan's left wing on the Williamsburg road as soonnty-two of our twenty-eight brigades against McClellan's left wing, about two-fifths of his army.