Communication issues were such that two units led by Longstreet and A P Hill both of whom had cautioned Lee against the attack never went into battle despite the fact that both were meant to have played a pivotal role in the attack. The Union force, commanded by McClellan could have launched potentially a devastating counter-attack against the totally disorganised Confederates but McClellan was more concerned about the greater numbers Lee could call on, which could not be matched by the Army of the Potomac.
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The Army of the Potomac lost dead, wounded and missing. The Army of Northern Virginia fared worse: dead, 15, wounded and missing. McClellan ordered his army to pull back — typical of his cautious approach to a campaign, though he was hampered by poor intelligence — while Richmond was saved, even if Lee had not defeated the Army of the Potomac.
July 2 nd : Lincoln called on , men to volunteer for the Union and to serve for 3 years. July 5 th : Congress was already planning for a post-war America. It authorised the building of the first trans-continental railway. I cannot but regard our position as critical. July 13 th : Lincoln urged McClellan to start an attack on Richmond. July 14 th : Congress approved the establishment of West Virginia. Blue, Warner A. Boggs, Francis M. Bossick, E. Boyd, Andrew J. Bray, James N. Died Feb 24, , of wounds received at Fort Donelson.
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