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THE SECRETARY OF WAR.
TRANSMITTING REPORT ON THE
ORGANIZATION OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
ITS CAMPAIGNS IN VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND,
UNDER THE COMMAND OF
Maj. GEN. GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN,
JULY 26, 1861, TO NOVEMBER 7, 1862.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, January 13, 1864. Resolved, That ten thousand copies of the official report of Major General McClellan (not including the accompanying documents) be printed for the use of the members of the present House.
such immediate and full preparation as alone would enable the government to prosecute the war on a scale commensurate with the resistance to be offered.
On the fourth of August, 1861, I addressed to the President the following memorandum, prepared at his request :
Mhe object of the present war differs from those in which nations a
this contest it ho v TOMAC.
THE SECRETARY OF WAR,
The report of Major General George B. McClellan upon the organization of
the Army of the Potomac, and its campaigns in Virginia and Maryland, from July 26, 1861, to November 7, 1862.
DECEMBER 23, 1863.–Laid on the table and ordered to be printed.
Washington City, D. C., December 22, 1863, Sir: In compliance with the resolution dated December 15, 1863, I have the honor to communicate herewith “ the report made by Major General George B. McClellan, concerning the organization and operations of the army of the Potomac while under his command, and of all army operations while he was commander-in-chief.” I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War. Hon. SCHUYLER COLFAX,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.