The President, with the Secretary of State, attended Gen. McClellan’s review of several brigades on the south side of the Potomac, a few days since. The perfection of the discipline of the troops surpassed anything that has been seen in the military line in this country since the war of 1812. The volunteers have already become soldiers. ……Gen. McClellan declares his perfect satisfaction with his army, and his army, the greatest ever seen on this continent, is equally satisfied with him.
(Liberator, Aug 30, 1861, pg 3)