Excerpt from Report on the Organization and Campaigns: Of the Army of the Potomac; To Which Is Added an Account of the Campaign in Western Virginia, With Plans of Battle-Fields
As has already been said, the Western States were totally unprepared for the impending struggle. It may be asserted with almost literal truth that neither arms, ammunition, nor equipments existed there; we had nothing but the men, - all else was to be created. Another great difficulty arose from absence of government funds; the subsistence department soon supplied its agents with money, but none was received8 the campaign IN western virginia.
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