More McClellan Sources

When it comes to military operations in Virginia prior to the First Battle of Manassas, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was most prolific in his writings. McClellan was commander of the military Department of the Ohio, which made him responsible for the first large scale operation in what was then western Virginia.

So far, I’ve published on this website numerous letters, reports, and telegrams written by McClellan covering that campaign. Yes, these are available elsewhere on the Internet, but not in an organized way. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies is a huge multi-volume resource not entirely in chronological order.

The following primary sources cover the Confederate defeat at Corrick’s Ford, surrender of Lt. Col. John Pegram’s force, and the engagement at Scary Creek on July 17th.

There are a few more letters I want to add from McClellan, but otherwise my focus now is to start including primary sources from other commanders, maybe on an engagement-by-engagement basis.

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