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 Posted: Mon Oct 31st, 2011 04:08 pm
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Correct. By McClellan's "failure" I meant his deplorable lack of any effort to aid Pope. It's been a while since I've read about the Second Bull Run Campaign, but my understanding is that Pope did - and had every reason to - expect support from McClellan.  But the egotistical McClellan, miffed by Pope's appointment to command the newly formed Army of Virginia after McClellan dismal peformance in the Peninsula Campaign, just sat wherever he was, made no effort to engage or divert any enemy in his vicinity nor made any move in Pope's direction.  Inexcuseable conduct imho!

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