Detailed map of the Theater of War in Virginia. Washington D. C. is at the upper right. Charlottesville, Virginia is at the lower left. Shows roads, railroads, place names and terrain features.
General Pope was the new commander of Federal forces in the Piedmont area. He had been very successful in Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee, and was brought to Virginia by President Lincoln. But Pope was not well liked by either his fellow officers or by his new troops. Pope also angered General Lee because of Pope's orders to confiscate property of Virginians. Lee and his staff reportedly set out to get Pope, and succeeded. General Pope's forces were driven from the Manassas area and back toward Washington in the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862. Both sides suffered significant losses, but the greater loss was Pope's.
Published in U. S. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War…. (Washington, GPO, 1866