Robert E. Lee found Pope to be indecisive. In Cedar Mountain, Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson defeated Pope. After being relieved in 1862, he spent the rest of the war in the service of the Department of the Northwest in the state of Minnesota.
J.K. Boswell, Jackson’s chief engineer, said of the raid, ‘On the morning of the 18th a body of the enemy drove this army pickets from Clark Mountain, and found out the position of of the confederate troops, and on the 19th they commenced their retreat toward the Rappahannock.
The race to Second Manassas was on. Clark’s Mountain would soon be forgotten, and the intelligence gathering that had served Pope so well would fail terribly.