General Fitz John Porter stands trial, ostensibly for disobeying orders, but also because he symbolizes an era in the U.S. army that the Lincoln administration is trying to erase.
Tag: John Pope
Treated as Maniacs or Wild Beasts
Federal forces effectively suppress the Sioux uprising of 1862 by driving much of the tribe out of Minnesota.
The End of the Army of Virginia
John Pope’s Federal Army of Virginia is absorbed into George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac, and Pope is reassigned under protest.
An Idea of the Demoralization
The Federal armies outside Washington suffer from demoralization following military failure, with many blaming George B. McClellan for not doing enough to help in the crisis.
The Battle of Chantilly
A vicious fight in driving rain ends the Second Bull Run campaign with John Pope’s Federal Army of Virginia still intact but thoroughly defeated by Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
The Question is the Salvation of the Country
The Second Bull Run campaign winds down as Confederates have difficulty in chasing down John Pope’s Federals before they can fall back to the safety of the Washington defenses.