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WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 8 1863
COMMITTEE ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR,
The report of Messrs. Wade, Chandler, &0.,
is at length given. Instead of being on the
conduct of the war, it is an inquisition into
the conduct of President, Secretaries
Generals. We can only make extracts.
THE PENINSULAR CARPAIdN
On the 24th and 25th of June Gen. M'Clellan
telegraphs the Secretary of War that he is
informed by deserters and contrabands that
Jackson is contemplating an attack upon his
right and rear. As this dispatch of General
M'Clellan, and the one of the President in
reply, are dated immediately previous to the
"seven days' battle," they are given here_in
"Received 8.50, p. m.
•, M'CLIGLLAN I I3, JUDO 26, 6 lb, p. m.
"I have just returned from the field, and
find your dispatch in regard to Jackson. Sev
eral contrabands, just in, give information
confirming the supposition that Jackson's ad
vance is at or near Hanover Court House. and
that Beauregard arrived, with strong rein
forcements, in Richmond yesterday. I incline
to think that Jackson will attack my right and
rear. The rebel force ie stated at 200,000, in
cluding Jackson and Beauregard. I shall have
to contend against vastly superior odds, if
these reports be true; but this alloy will do
all in the power of man to hold their position
and repulse any attack. I regret toy great
inferiority of numbers, but feel that I am in
no way responsible tor it, as I have not failed
to represent repeatedly the necessity of rein
forcements ; that this was the decisive poiht,
and that all the available means of the gov
ernment should be concentrated here. I will
do all that a general can do with the splendid
army I have the honor to command ; and if it
is destroyed by overwhelming numbers, can at
least die with it, and share its fate. But if the
result of Lhe action which will occur Lo.morrow, or
within a short time, is a disaster, the responsibility
cannot be thrown on my shoulders; it must rest
where it belongs. .
"Since I commenced this, I have received ad
ditional intelligence confirming the supposition
in regard to Jackson's movements and Beaure
gard. I shall probably be attacked to morrow,
and now go to the other aide of the Chicka
hominy to arrange for the defence on that side.
I feel that there is no use in my again asking
"Gm B. WOLELLAN, /or Gen'l.
"Hon. E ili STANTON, Secretary of War."
The answer of the President is as follows:
"WASHINGTON, June 26. 1862.
“Your three despatches of yesterday in re
lition to the affair, ending with the statement
that you completely *.uvceeded, in making your
point, are very gratifying.”
"The later one of 6.15 p. m., suggesting the
probability of your being overwhelmed by 200,-
000 men, talking of witom the responsibility
will belong, pains me very much.' I. give you
all I can, end act on the presumption that you
will do the beat you can with what you have;
while you continue, ungenerously I think, to
assume that I could give you more if I would.
I have omitted, I shall omit no opportunity to
send you reintorcements whenever I possibly
can. "A. LINCOLN.
"Major General M'CLELLAN,"
On the atternoon of the 26 h of June, between
2 and 3 o'clock, the enemy in considerable
force, mode a vigorous attack upon ti.e troops
o' Gen. McCall's division, stationed at. Meehan
coneisiiiig et the two brigades of Sey
mour and Reynolds. The ac►ien lasted until
nightfall, when the enemy were repulstd
Troops were sent up by Gen. Porter to the
a-sistance of those engaged ; but, they were not,
in the b it,le, though some of them were in
position to support the right of the line.
About 12 o'clock that night the troops were
ordered to fall hack to Gaints's Mill, which was
accompli.hed without. tots.
On the 27th the battle of Gaines's Mills was
fought principally by the trope under Gen.
Porter. Our forces there engaged were from
27,000 to 30.000; the force of the enemy being
from two to three times that num"•er. The en
emy were in such superior force t hat; although
our troops fought with exceedteg brevet y, they
were driven hack with a loss of anout 9,000, in
killed, wounded and missing.
General M'Clel an was questioned as to the
pol.ey of leaving the right wine, conair.tivg of
only about 80.000 men, to meet the attack or
the superior force of the enemy. instead of
withdrawing, it, to the right b ink•of the Chick
ahorniny before the battle of G tines's Mill. His
testimony on that point is a follows :
••Question. Whatever might have been the
intentions of the enemy, as the at tack was to
be made by bim, would it not, have been better
to have placed both wings of our army on the
same aide of the Chickahominy prior to the
battle of Gainete'a Mill ?
"Answer. Ido not think they ought to have
beeo brought to the sane side of the river be
fore they actually were.
..Q•ieetton. What advantage was gained by
leaving the right wing of our army to be at
tackt d by a greatly superior force ?
••Answer. It prevented the enemy from
getting on our flank. and rear, and, in my
otioion, enabled us to withdraw the at my and
&Question. Will you explain what wag done
by the tight wing of ot.r army at or about she
time the loft was engaged which saved our
flank fr3m attack and enabled the army and
its material to he withdrawn?
"Answer. By desperate fighting they in•
flioted so great. a loss on the enemy as to check
his movement ou the lett hank of the river, and
gave us time to get our material out of the
During the nigh: atter the battle of Gaines'S
Mill all our fat ces were concentrated on the
right hank of the Chickahominy. at dthe twit
day the movemeot to the James river w. :s de
termined upon. G. Berta flettitzelman testifies
that t h e Bi r .ht . atter that battle he was . k.ent. for
'hy Grin-rat ; that he found . very
thing packed. r. :toy to leave; that. Gen. rat
said there were two th•ngs to be
done—to c.'noeatr•tte his forces and t i k aU on
a battle, or to withdraw to the James river;
that it he rirked a b ittie there, at d bran n.
the at my w .8 di atm) ed. Getirrsl lleinizeltstin
advis.d him not to risk a battle under such
oireutustaticev. fur if that army was Tort the
cause would be loaf.; that it were hetter to go
to the James river and await eeinfolertnents
Gem ral Muelriko replied that he wan of that
noibion himself, nod that *tt. O t t r tin it, e a upon.
That night, at 12 20 a m , General hleOtellan
telegraph• the Becr-tary of War that he (0 u.
McClellan) is not reig - nimble for the result,
hut leele that the government bad not ruettiitted
T. this the President repltes, on the 28. h ;
"If you have had a drown bailie. or a rTstixe, it
is Lim prase Ice pay jar the enemy not belay in
Washington. We protected Washington and the
enemy concentrated on you. Had we stripped
Washington he would have been upon tia before
the troops sent could have got to you.
"Save your at all events. Will send
reinforcements as fast as we can. Of course
they cannot reach you to-day, to-morrow, or
next day." *
The retreat to the James river having been
decided upon, the army took up its march,
being attacked by the enemy in the daytime,
and however successful in repelling those at
tacks, evacuating their positions during the
night. The actions of Savage' Station, Glen
dale and Malvern were fouillt during the
movement of the army to the James, the enemy
being repulsed in each day's fighting, and our
army falling back, under orders, during the
Oit.the 2d of July the President telegraphs to
"Your dispatch of yesterday morning indu
ces me to hope your army is having some rest.
In this hope allow me to reason with you for a
moment. When you ask for 50,000 men to be
promptly sent you, you must surely labor un
der some gross mistake of fact. Recently you
sent papers showing your disposal of forces
made last spring for the defence of Washing
ton, and advising a return to that plan. I find
included in and about Washington 76,000 men.
Now, please be assured that I have not men
enough to fill that, very plan by 16,000. All
of General Fremont's in the valley ; all of Ge
neral Banks' ; all of General Wbowell's not
with you ; and all in Washington, taken to
gether, do not exceed, if they reach, 60,000,
with Gen. Wool and Gen. Dix added to those
mentioned. I have not outside of your army
75,000 men east of the mountains. Thus the
idea of sending you 50,000, or any other con
siderable force, promptly, is simply absurd.
If, in your frequent mention of responsibility,
you had the impression that I blame you for
not doing more than you can, please be relieved
of such impression. I only beg that in like
manner you will not ask impossibilities of me.
"If you think you are not strong enough to
take Richmond just now, I do not ask you to
try just now. Save the army, material and
personnel, and I will strengthen it for the of
fensive again as fast as I can."
On the 3d of July, after the army had reached
Harrison's Bar, General M'Clellan writes to
the Secretary of War :
"I am in hopes that the enemy is as com
pletely worn out as we are ; be was certainly
very severely punished in the last battle. *
* * It is, of course, impossible to estimate
as yet our losses, but I doubt whether they
are today more than 50,000 mea with their
" To accomplish the great task of capturing
Richmond, and putting an end to this rebellion,
reinforcements should be sent to me rather
much over than leas than 100,000 men."
1n regard to the reinforcement of the army
while at Harrison's Landing, the testimony of
General M'Clellan is as follws:
,‘ Question. How many available men did
you estimate that you had at Harrison's Bar,
and how many more would you have required
in order to undertake a movement successfully
•' Answer. I think I bad about 85,000 or
90,000 men at Harrison's Bar, and would have
undertakes another movement in advance with
about 20,000 more reinforcements. My view
Was, that pretty much everything that the
government could have controlled ought to have
been massed on the James river. I did not
believe that the enemy would trouble Wash•
ington so long as we had a powerful army in
the vicinity of Richmond, and did not share the
apprehensions for the safety of Washington
that was entertained by a great many.
" I asked for 50,000 men at first, on the
ground that I thought the army should be
made as strong as possible, and as little as
possible left to chance. When Gen. Halleck
came down to Harrison's Bar, my recollection
is that he said that 20,000 men, or something
about that number, was all that could be had,
and I said that I would try it again with that
number. I have no recollection of having
asked at a subsequent period for a greater
number than 20,000 as a necessary preliminary
to a movement.
Q lestion. About bow many men bad been
lost from the 25th of June until you reached
Harrison's Bar, in killed, wounded, and. mis
"Answer. I think the loss was about 14,000;
but I could not tell positively without looking
at the returns.
" Question. Will you state in what you think
your chances for success would have been
greater, with the addition of 21000 men to the
number which you had at Harrison's Lauding,
than they were in front of Richmond, and be
fore Jackson had formed a junction with the
rest of the enemy's forces?
Answer. I should have counted upon the
effect of the battles, which had just taken
place, upon the enemy. We had then strong
reasons to believe that the enemy's losses had
been very much heavier than our own, and
that portions or his army were very much de
moratiz-d, especially after the battle of Mal
(In closing their report upon the campaign
of the Peninsula, the committee would refer
to the report of Gen. John G. Barnard, chief
of engineers of the Army of the Potomac du
ring that campaign, a report of' which seems
to have been got up to order for the committee,
and in which Gen. Barnard takes back his for
COOPERATION WITH GEN. POPE.
[Note. This is the Committee's own head
ing. They evidently are investigating the
conduct. of M'Clellan, not of the war. They
say nothing about the conduct of Pope.]
At. 10, a. m., August 27. neral halleck
telegraphs General M'Clelian that Franklin's
corns should march in that direction [Manas
sas] as soon as possible." At, 10.40, a. in.
Genets,' M'Clellan replies: "I have sent or
ders to Franklin to prepare to march with his
corps at once, and to repair here (Alexandria)
in person to inform him as to his means of
transportation. Kearney was yesterday at
Rappahannock; Porter at Bealton, Kelly's,
Ilnrnett, &c. Somtur will commence reaching
At )2 m. on the same day Gen. Llalleck tele
graphs to Gen. M'Clellan:
" Telegrams from Gen. Porter to Gen. Burn
side, just rereived, say that Rinks is at Fay
ettevole. M•Dosvel, Sieel, and Rickets. near
Warrenton; Reno on his right. Porter, is
marching on Warrenton to reinforce Pope.
Nothing said of Hein tzleman. Porter reports
a eenerat battle immin.nt. Franklin's corps
ehould move out by forced marches, Carry lug
'three or four days' provisions, and to be sup.
pli, day far its possible by railroad."
From G.nerat M'C , ellan to General Halleck,
slum 111.3-, sent 12 6 p. m., received 1 40 p. n
" My aids has just. returned fri m General,
Franklin's name. that Generals
Franklin, Saila and Slocum, are all in Wash
ton. lie gave the order to the ntXt in rank to
pla.'e the corps in readiness to move at once."
From e.me to earns, sent .1.145 p. m , received
110 o. m
Franklin's artillery has no horses except
four guns without cairPons l can pick up no
cavalry. In view of these facts, wilt it not be
PRICE TWO CENTS.
well to push Sumner's corps here by water as
rapidly as possible, to make immediate ar
rangements for placing the works in front of
Washington in an efficient condition of defense.
I have no means of knowing the enemy's force
between Pope and ourselves. Can Franklin,
without his artillery or cavalry, effect any useful
purpose in front ? Should not Burnside at once
take steps to evacuate Falmouth and Acquia,
at the same time covering the retreat of any of
Pope's troopti who may fall back in that direc
tion ? Ido not see that we have force enough
on hand to form a connection with Pope, whose
exact position we do not know. Are we safe
in the direction of the valley ?"
At 1.50 p. m. Gen. Halleck replies :
"Yes; I think Sumner's corps should come
to Alexandria. The enemy has appeared at
Leesburg, and the commanding officer at Ed
wards's Ferry asks for cavalry. Have you any
to spare him ? The enemy seems to be trying
to turn Pope's right. Is there no way of com
municating with him ?"
On the morning of the 28th of August Gen.
Halleek telegraphs to Gen. Franklin ;
"On parting with Gen. M'Clellan, about two
o'clock this morning, it was understood that
you were to move ;with your corps to-day, to
ward Manasses Junction, to drive the enemy
from the railroad. I bare just learned that the
General has not returned to Alexandria. If
you have not received his order, act on this."
At 1.05 p. m. of the same day, the 28th,
Gen. M'Clellan telegraphs to Gen. Halleck :
"Your dispatch to Franklin received. I have
been doing all possible to burry artillery and
cavalry. The moment Franklin can be started
with a reasonable amount of artillery he shall
go. * * * * *
Please see Barnard, and be sure the works to
wards Chain Bridge are perfectly secure. I
look upon those works, especially Ethan Allen
and Marcy, as of the first importance."
At 3 30 p. m. General Halleck telegraphs to
Gen. M'Clellan :
, 4 Net a moment must'be lost in pushing as
large a force as possible towards Manasses, so
as to communicate with Pope before the enemy
At 4.45 p_ m. Gen. M'Clellan replies :
"Your despatch received. Neither Frank
lin's nor Sumner's corps is now in condition
to move and fight a battle. It would be a sacri•
flee to send them out now. I have sent aides to
ascertain the condition Of the commands of
Con and Tyler, but I still think that a prema
ture movement in small force will accomplish
nothing but the destruction of the troops sent
out. I repeat, that I will lose no time in pre•
paring the troops now here for the field, and
that whatever orders you may give, after hear
ing what I have to say, will be carried out."
At 8.40 p. m. Gen. Halleck telegraphs to Gen.
"There must be no further delay in moving
Franklin's corps towards Manassas ; they must
go to-morrow morning, ready or not ready.
If we delay too long to get ready there will be
no necessity to go at all, for Pope will either
be defeated or victorious without our aid. If
there is a want of wagons, the men must carry
provisions with them till the wagons can come
to their relief."
At 10 p. m. Gen. M'Clellan telegraphs :
"Your despatch received. Franklin's corps
has been ordered to march at six (6) o'clock
to-morrow morning. Sumner has about 14,000
infantry, without cavalry or artillery here."
At 10.30 a. m., of the 29th, Gen. M'Clellan
telegraphs to Gen..Halleck :
"Franklin's corps is in motion ; started about
six (6) a. tn. I can give him but two squad
rons of cavalry. * * * If Sumner moves
in support of Franklin, it leaves us without
any reliable troops in and near Washington.
Yet Franklin is too much atone. What shall
be done t Have but three squldrons belonging
to Army of Potomac ? Franklin has but forty
rounds of ammunition, and no wagons to move
more. Ido not think Franklin is in condition
to accomplish much if he meets strong resist
ance. I should not have *moved him but for
your pressing orders last night."
At 12 tn. General M'Cilellan telegraphs:
"Do you wish the movement of Franklin's
corps to continue? lie is without reserve am•
munition and without transportation•"
In another dispatch of same date he tele
•Franklin has only between 10,000 and
11,000 ready for duty. How far do you wish
this force to advance ?"
At 2 p. m. General ilalleek telegraphs to
"I want Franklin's corps to go far enough to
find out something about the enemy. Perhaps
he may get such information at Anandale as
to prevent his going further ; otherwise he will
push on towards Fairfax. Try* to get some-.
thing from direction of Manassas, either by
telegram or through Franklin's scouts. Our
people must move more actively, and find out
where the enemy is. lam tired of guesses."
At 2.40 p. m. the President asks of General
"What news from direction of Manassas
Junction ? What, generally ?"
At 2 45 p. m., received 3.30 p. in., General
"The last news I received from the direction
of Manassas was from stragglers, to the effect
that the enemy were evacuating Centreville and
retiring towards Thoroughfare Gap. This is by
no means reliable. I am clear that one of
two courses should be adopted: First. To
concentrate all our available forces to open
communication with Pope. Second. To leave
Pepe to get out. of his scrape. and at once use
all means to make the capital perfectly safe.—
No middle course will now answer. Tell me
what you wish me to do, and I will do all in
my power to accomplish it. I wish to know
what my orders and authority are. I ask for
nothing but will obey whatever orders you give.
I only ask a prompt decision, that I may at
once give the necessary orders. It will not do
to delay longer."
Al 4 10 p. m., the President replies:
"Yours of to-day just received. I think
your first alternative, to-wit: 'to concentrate
all our available forces to open communication
with Pope,' is the right one. Bat I wish not
to control. That I now leave to Gen. Balleek,
aided by your counsels."
AL 7 50 p. to , Gen. Halleck telegraphs to
"You will immediately send construction
train and guards to repair railroad to Manas
sas. Let there be no deloy in this. I have
,just been told that Franklin's corps stopped at
Anandale. and that he was this evening in
Alrxondria. This is all contrary to my orders.
Investigate and report the fact of this disobe
thence. That corps inuxt push forward, as
dirroled, to protect the railroad and open our
communication with Manassas."
To !him General McClellan replies at 8 p. m.,
received 8 50 p. m.:
was not rate for Franklin to move beyond
Anandale, nndrr the oircumstonces. until we
knew h at was at Vtenna. General Franklin
remained here until aliout 1 p. m , endeavoring
to arrange for supplies for his command. I
am r. sponsirle for both these circumstances,
and do not see that either was in disobedience
to your Of dm. .Please give distinct orders in
referenee to Franklin's movements of to-mor
row. * * * * In regard to to mor
row's movements I desire definite instructions,
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At 10 p. m., General McClellan telegraphs:
"Not hearing from you, I have sent orderr
to General Franklin to place himself in corn-'
munieation with General Pope, by advancing
as soon as possible, and at the sante time cover
the transit of Pope's supplies."
At 10, p. m., General M'Clellan forwards to'
General Halleck a dispatch received from Gen..
Franklin, at Anandale, dated 7.15, p. m., is
which General Franklin gives =more concern
ing the battle of that day, closing thus: -
" Pope is said to be very ghort of provt
sions, and the country will not support him."
At 5, a. m., of the 30th of August, General
Pope sent a dispatch to Gen. Halleck, received'
at 3.20, p. m., from the battle-field near Groi,e
ton, Va., containing an account of the battle'
of the day before, and closing as follows:
" I think you had best send Franklin's, Cox's
and Sturgis's regiments to Centreville, as also
forage and subsistence. I received a note this
morning from Gen. Franklin, written by order
of Gen. M'Clellan, saying that wagons and•
cars would be loaded and sent to Fairfax Sta
tion as soon as I would send a cavalry escort
to Alexandria to bring them out. Such a re - -
quest, when Alexandria is full of troops and
we fighting the enemy, needs no comment.
Will you have these supplies sent, without the
least delay, to Centreville?"
At 9.40, a. m., August 30, Gen. Halleok tel
egraphs to Gen. M'Clellan:
" I am by no means satisfied with General
Franklin's march of yesterday, considering the
circumstances of the case. He was very wrong
in etbpping at Anandale. Moreover, I learned
last night that the quartermaster's department
could have given him plenty of transportation
if he had applied for it, any time since hie ar
rival at Alexandria. He knew the importance
of opening communication with Gen. Pope'e
army, and should have acted more promptly."
At 11 a. m. Gen. M'Clellan telegraphs :
"Have ordered Sumner to leave one brigade
in the vicinity of Chain Bridge,. and to move
the rest, via Columbia Pike, on Anandale and
Fairfax Court House, if this is the route you
wish them to take. He and Franklin are both
instructed to join Pope as promptly as possi
ble. Shall Couch move also when he arrives?"
At 12 20 p. m. Gen. Halleek telegraphs :
"I think Couch should land at Alexandria
and be immediately pushed out to rope.—
Send the troops where the fighting is. Let me
know when Couch arrives, as I may have
other information by that time. *- *
Send transports to Acquia to bring up Burn
side's command. I have telegraphed to him,
and am waiting his answer."
At 2.15 p. m. Gen. Halleck telegraphs :
"Franklin's and all of Sumner's corps should
be pushed forward with all possible despatch.
They must use their legs and make forced
marches. Time now is everything."
At 5 p. m. General M'Clellan telegraphs to •
Gen. Halleck :
"Major Hammerstein, of my staff, reports,
from two miles this side of Centreville, at 1 30
p. m., that Franklin's corps was then advan
cing rapidly. Sumner's corps moved at 1.45 •
p. m. The orderly who brought the dispatch
from Hammerstein states that he learned that
the fighting commenced five miles beyond Cen
treville, and that oar people had been driving
them all day. Hammerstein says allhe learned
At .10 p. m. Gen. Halleok telegraphs to Gen.
"All of Sumner's corps on the south side of
the river, not actually required in the forts,
should march to Pope's relief. Replace them
with new regiments. Franklin should also be
hurried on to reinforce Pope."
On the same day—August 30, hour not given
—Gen. McClellan sent the following to Gen
'Ever since General Franklin received notice
that he was to march from Alexandria, he has
been using every effort to get transportation.
for hie extra ammunition. But he was uni
formly told by the quartermasters here that
there was none disposable,
and his command.
marched without wagons. After the departure.
of his corps, 6 a. m. yesterday, he procured
twenty wagons to carry a portion of his am
munition, by unloading some of General Banks'
supply train for that purpose.
'General Sumner was one entire day in en
deavoring, by application upon quartermasters ,
and others, to get a sufficient number of wag
ons to transport hie reserve amuniticn, but ,
without success, and was obliged to march with
"I have this morning sent all my head—
quarters train that is landed to be at once load
ed with ammunition for Sumner and Franklin,.
but they will not go far towards supplying the
"Eighty-five wagons were got together by
the quartermaster last night, loaded with sub
sistence, and sent tbrwagd under an escort at
one a. m. via Alexandria.
"Every effort has been made fa carry out
your instructions promptly. The. difficulty
seems to Consist in the fact that the greater
part of the transportation on hand, at Alexan
dria and Washington hes been needed for cur
rent supplies of the garrisons. At all events,.
such is the state of the case as represented to
me by the quartermaster, and it appears to be
true. I take it for granted that this has not
been properly explained to you."
[CONCLUDED TO MORROW.]
Does it not look remarkably noble and digni
fied to see the President of the United States
come down from his high office to the level of
black Republican street and gr;)g-shop loafers,
and brand a great party of his fellow citizens as
"Copperheads" and "rebels," as is done in the
order, which we published last week, dischar
ging Lieut. A. J. Edgerly from service for "cir
culating Copperhead tickets" at our last elec
tion ? Does not every true American citizen
feel humiliated almost beyond endurance, that
the Presidential office should be so degraded?
It is unparalleled in our history.
We hope the administration will not have the
unblushing impudence and audactityto call upon
any of those who have voted or "circulated"
what is called "Copperhead tickets," to do any
more fighting in this war. If they are unfit to
act in the capacity of lieutenants, they certainly
are not fit for private soldiers in the ranks.—
States and Union.
The Providence Poet says Democracy found
just one enemy in Rhode Island, namely—mo
ney. A single corporation promised fifty thou
sand dollars to secure a Republican triumph
in the Eastern Congressional District, and the
Posh believes the money wag given and used.
The Republicans are very jubilant over the
election of their candidate for Governor in
Rhode Island, but as their late Governor bred
a salute in consequence of General M'Clellan's
removal, we do not discover tiu the result any
great cause for Repuhlicin bonfires,
The N. Y. Express thinks that after the con
scription we shell see women hero, as on the
continent of Europe, ploughing, hoeing, dig.
ging, fishing, wood-chopping, wining, eto. .