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General John Pope letter to General G. B. McClellan

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0451

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an autographed letter signed from General John Pope to General George B. McClellan at the headmaster's Army of Virginia, Washington, D.C. July 4, 1862. Pope writes that he will be able to offer military help against the confederate forces and sights specific numbers for General Irvin McDowell's troops, one division of which he says are at Fredericksburg. He also writes that his troops have broken up the depots on the Ohio River and he hopes to destroy the railroad between Lynchburg and Charlottesvile as well as the railroad between Lynchburg and Richmond in order aid in the capture of Richmond. There is also a photocopy and transcription of the letter.


  • Creation: 1862 July 4


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

John Pope (March 16, 1822 – September 23, 1892) was a United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Physical Description

The document has been barrowed.

General John Pope letter to General G. B. McClellan
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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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