The Army of the Potomac; Gen. McClellan's Report of Its Operations While Under His Command with Maps and Plans

The Army of the Potomac; Gen. McClellan's Report of Its Operations While Under His Command with Maps and Plans

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...done at Tunstall's Station, and a little edil, were the precise results of this expedition. On the fourteenth I sent the following to & Secretary of War: Hevpquartrrs Armt OF THE Potomic. Gamp Lixcoln, Judc 14, 1862--mUr.igfet. i All quiet in every direction. The stampede.' last night has passed away. Weather now verr favorable. I hope two days more will make tii ground practicable. I shall advance as soon ts the bridges are completed and the ground fit ftr artillery to move. At the same time I would be glad to have whatever troops can be sent to mt I can use several new regiments to advantageIt ought to be distinctly understood that McDowell and his troops are completely under mr control. I received a telegram from him requesting that McCall's division might be placed so is to join him immediately on his arrival. That request does not breathe the proper spirit Whatever troops come to me must be disposed of so as to do the most good. I do not feel that, in such circumstances as those in which I am no_w placed, General McDowell should wish the general interests to be sacrificed for the purpose of increasing his command. If I cannot fully control all his troops, I wan; none of them, but would prefer to fight the bottle with what I have, and let others be responsible for the results. The department lines should not be allowed to to interfere with me; but General MelI., and all otjier troops sent to me, should be placed completely at my disposal, to do with them as I think best. In no other way can they be of assistance to me. I therefore request that I may have entire and full control. The stake at issue is too great to allow personal considerations to be entertained; you know that I have none. The indications are, from our. balloon...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497961
  • 9781236497963