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POPES ARMY OF VIRGINIA On 26 June 1862 , President Abraham Lincoln Appointed Maj ...

POPES ARMY OF VIRGINIA On 26 June 1862 , President Abraham Lincoln Appointed Maj ...

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Description: POPES ARMY OF VIRGINIA On 26 June 1862 , President Abraham Lincoln appointed Maj . Gen . John Pope to command the Union army that operated in Virginia . The Corps led by Maj . Gen . Franz Sigel , who had recently replaced Maj . Gen . John C . Fremont , posted around Sperryville , was consolidated with those of Maj . Gens . Nathaniel P . Banks and Irvin McDowell under Pope and named the Army of Virginia . Pope led the army through the Union defeat at the Second Battle of Manassas ( Bull Run ) on 30 Aug . 1862 . he was relieved his command on 2 Sept . , and the Army of Virginia was absorbed into Maj . Gen . George B . McClellans Army of the Potomac . Department of Historic Resources , 2000 .

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