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In Virginia, General George McClellan joins his troops at Fort Monroe to begin the advance on Richmond

George Brinton McClellan, Brady Image, 1862, detail
04/01/1862
The Army of the Potomac was at last on the move and was massing on the Virginia Peninsula for a march on Richmond.  Former general-in-chief General George Brinton McClellan, his sole responsibility now as campaign commander, left Washington, DC and joined his troops at Fort Monroe. His army began to move the following day. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Peter Cozzens, Shenandoah, 1862: Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2008), 227. 

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