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OF

THE SECRETARY OF WAR.

TRANSMITTING REPORT ON THE

ORGANIZATION OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

AND OF

ITS CAMPAIGNS IN VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND,

UNDER THE COMMAND OF

Maj. GEN. GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN,

FROM

JULY 26, 1861, TO NOVEMBER 7, 1862.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1864.

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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 :

MEMORANDUM.

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LETTER

FROM

THE SECRETARY OF WAR,

TRANSMITTING

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.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

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.

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