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Collection Reference Number GLC06762.049
From Archive Folder A collection of one hundred five items related to General John Pope, first commander of the Army of Virginia 
Title Clara Pope to Judge Manning Ferguson Force
Date 5 January 1879
Author Pope, Clara Horton (1834-1888)  
Recipient Force, Manning Ferguson  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description with annotations.
Subjects Military History  Union General  Reconstruction  American West  Woman Author  Women's History  
People Pope, Clara Horton (1834-1888)  Force, M. F. (Manning Ferguson) (1824-1899)  
Place written Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Theme The American Civil War; Government & Politics; Reconstruction; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information General Pope was assigned the command of the fledgling Army by President Lincoln and his Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton. The main scope of the official correspondences refers to the Second Battle of Bull Run, in which Pope accused General Fitz John Porter of failure to enter into battle. According to Ezra Warner's Generals In Blue, "[having] committed the cardinal military sin of blaming others for his own errors of judgement. Entirely misapprehending the situation . . . Pope succeeded in having Fitz John Porter cashiered for disobedience of orders impossible of execution and displaying the grossest ignorance of the situation at the time they were issued."
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Brother