November 5, 1862: Marched through Upperville
Marched through Upperville, and in the afternoon encamped a few miles west of that place. Our rout[e] lay through a hilly country.
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The Second Delaware’s route continued South through the Blue Ridge mountains, through Upperville, Virginia, which is east of Front Royal.
As the troops marched through the Blue Ridge, Lincoln placed the Army of the Potomac under the care of General Ambrose E. Burnside, removing General McClellan from his duties. Although McClellan helped build the army in the early days of the war, critics believed he lacked the gumption needed to aggressively attack the General Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia.