|Jackson begins to edge east of Pope's army|
—Gen. Jesse Reno’s division has now joined Pope’s Army of Virginia. Burnside is enroute with the rest of his IX Corps, from Falmouth.
Of this movement, Capt. William J. Bolton of the 51st Pennsylvania Volunteers (part of Reno’s division) records in his journal:
—Told to re-supply from the Virginia citizens, the men of Pope’s army engage in unrestrained pillaging and looting. Morale in many regiments plummets.
—Robert Knox Sneden, on the staff of the III Corps of McClellans’ Army, writes in his journal of the army’s remove from Harrison’s Landing:
I was met on all sides with sullen and defiant remarks by the women who complained of the loss of their slaves or servants as they call them, which now forced them to do their own work.
—The New York Post publishes this editorial, arguing that the existence of slavery will always be a matter of contention between North and South unless it is destroyed:
—Josiah Marshall Favill, an officer in the 57th New York Infantry Regiment, writes in his journal of the rumors flying about the Army of the Potomac as it packs up and leaves: