ty thousand, but immediately on my return to Washington he telegraphed that he would require thirty-t was impossible to send him without leaving Washington and Baltimore almost defenceless.
The only ould unite with that of Gen. Pope, and cover Washington at the same time that it operated against the to drive back Gen. Pope, and attack either Washington or Baltimore.
The information was so directn Pope's rear, and cut off his supplies from Washington.
Anticipating this danger, I had telegrapwith elsewhere — here is the true defence of Washington.
It is here on the bank of the James River eral. official copy. Headquarters, army, Washington, D. C., November 23, 1862.
Exhibit no. 2.
Washington, August 6, 1862. Major-General George B. McClellan, Commanding, etc., Berkeley, Va.: m the South.
Gen. Pope's army, now covering Washington, is only forty thousand.
Your effective for between Richmond and Washington, and covers Washington from any attack by the enemy.