Army of the Potomac

U.S. Hist.
1. Union forces, trained and organized by Gen. 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.
2. 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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