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Generals Burnside, Hancock, Couch, Ferro, Patrick, Wilcox, Cochrane, Buford and others. Headquarters Army of the Potomac, November 10th 1862.
Generals Burnside, Hancock, Couch, Ferro, Patrick, Wilcox, Cochrane, Buford and others. Headquarters Army of the Potomac, November 10th 1862.

The Army of the Potomac was the major Union Army in the Eastern Theatre of the American Civil War. Download high resolution version (900x694, 347 KB)TITLE: Warrenton, Virginia. ... Download high resolution version (900x694, 347 KB)TITLE: Warrenton, Virginia. ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... Jump to: navigation, search The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-three mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right...


History

The Army of the Potomac was created in 1861, but was only the size of a corps (relatively speaking). It began as the Army of Northeastern Virginia, but received its more recognized name in July. It had many commanders and many structural changes. It was eventually disbanded in 1865, after the war was over. 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


The Army of the Potomac was also the name given to General P.G.T. Beauregard's Confederate army during the early stages of the war (namely, the First Battle of Bull Run). However, the name was eventually changed to the Army of Northern Virginia, which became famous under General Robert E. Lee. Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard (BO-rih-gahrd) (May 28, 1818 – February 20, 1893), best known as a general for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, was also a writer, civil servant, and inventor. ... For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest... The First Battle of Bull Run, referred to as the First Battle of Manassas in the South, (July 21, 1861), was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. ... The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War in the eastern theater. ... Jump to: navigation, search Robert Edward Lee, as a U.S. Army Colonel before the war Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. ...


Some believe that John Pope's Army of Virginia was another name for this army; however, during the time that the Army of Virginia existed, the Army of the Potomac was still active on the Peninsula, and General McClellan still had command of it. Major General John Pope John Pope (March 18, 1822 – September 23, 1892) was a career Army officer and general in the American Civil War. ... The Army of Virginia was organized as a major unit of the Union Army and operated briefly and unsuccessfully in 1862 in the American Civil War. ...


Commanders

General Irvin McDowell Irvin McDowell (October 15, 1818 – May 4, 1885) was an American military officer, famous for his participation in the American Civil War. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search George McClellan George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) was a Major General of the Union Army during the American Civil War. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Portrait of Ambrose Burnside by Mathew Brady, ca. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... This article is about Joseph Hooker, the U.S. Civil War Major General. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... George Gordon Meade (December 31, 1815 - November 6, 1872) was an American military officer during the American Civil War. ... Jump to: navigation, search (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ...

Major Battles and Campaigns

From the Overland Campaign to the end of the war, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant accompanied Meade's headquarters and supervised the actions of the Army of the Potomac along with all other forces in the Union Army, but Meade retained formal command. The First Battle of Bull Run, referred to as the First Battle of Manassas in the South, (July 21, 1861), was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. ... Map of the events of the campaign. ... Eastern Theater operations in 1862 The Seven Days Battles was a series of six major battles over the seven days from June 25 to July 1, 1862, near Richmond, Virginia, in the American Civil War. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Battle of Antietam (known as the Battle of Sharpsburg in the South), fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. ... The Battle of Fredericksburg, fought on December 13, 1862 between General Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac commanded by Maj. ... The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War in 1863. ... Jump to: navigation, search Eastern Theater operations in 1863, showing Chancellorsville and the Gettysburg Campaign (through July 3) The Gettysburg Campaign was a series of battles fought in June and July, 1863, during the American Civil War. ... Jump to: navigation, search (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Battle of Mine Run Conflict American Civil War Date November 27–December 2, 1863 Place Orange County, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Mine Run, also known as Paynes Farm, or New Hope Church, or the Mine Run Campaign (November 27 – December 2, 1863), was conducted in Orange County... Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee The Overland Campaign, or Grants Overland Campaign, was a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June, 1864, in the American Civil War. ... Troops in the Siege of Petersburg faced the usual siege armaments — projectiles of all shapes and sizes and attacks on fortifications — but the Union added underground explosives to the mix. ... The Battle of the Crater was a battle of the American Civil War, part of the Siege of Petersburg. ... Eastern Theater operations in 1865 The Appomattox Campaign (March 29 – April 9, 1865) was a series of battles fought in Virginia that culminated in the surrender of Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia and the effective end of the American Civil War. ... Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee The Overland Campaign, or Grants Overland Campaign, was a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June, 1864, in the American Civil War. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was a Union general in the American Civil War, serving as general-in-chief (1864–1869), and the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ...


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Army of the Potomac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (848 words)
Commanders of the Army of the Potomac at Culpeper, Virginia, 1863.
The Army of the Potomac was the major Union Army in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.
During the time that the Army of Virginia existed, the Army of the Potomac was headquartered on the Virginia Peninsula, with McClellan still in command, although three corps of the Army of the Potomac were sent to northern Virginia and were under Pope's operational control during the Second Battle of Bull Run.
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Burnside was given command of the “Right Wing” of the Army of the Potomac (the I and IX Corps) during the Maryland Campaign.
Lincoln was unwilling to lose Burnside from the army and assigned him to command the Department of the Ohio and the IX Corps.
Burnside was then ordered to take the IX Corps back to Virginia, where he fought in the Overland Campaign directly under Grant; his corps was not assigned initially to the Army of the Potomac because he outranked its commander, Maj. Gen.
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