Wednesday, September 5, 2012

McClellan Resumes Command of Union Forces

Friday, September 5, 1862

General John Pope was relieved from command of the Army of Virginia. The two Union forces, the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Virginia, were consolidated into one army under the command of General George McClellan.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 147.

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