Army of the Potomac
[ ahr-mee uhvthuhpuh-toh-muhk ]
/ ˈɑr mi ʌv ðə pəˈtoʊ mək /
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noun U.S. History.
Union forces, trained and organized by General George B. McClellan, that guarded Washington, D.C., against a Confederate invasion across the Potomac and fought battles in the eastern sector during the Civil War.
Confederate forces from the Alexandria, Potomac, and Shenandoah districts from mid–1861 to mid–1862: later known as Army of Northern Virginia.
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