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Fitz-John Porter, scapegoat of Second Manassas : the rise, fall and rise of the general accused of disobedience

Author: Donald R Jermann
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On August 30, 1862, the Confederate army inflicted a smashing defeat to the Union at Manassas. Charismatic Major General Fitz-John Porter was charged with disobedience of orders and shameful conduct before the enemy. But was Porter really guilty or was it he who saved the country from an even greater disaster?"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Fitz-John Porter; Fitz-John Porter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Jermann
ISBN: 9780786439300 0786439300
OCLC Number: 272307967
Description: viii, 287 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Contents: The situation in late August 1862 --
The Second Battle of Manassas --
Courts and courts-martial --
Charge 1, specification 1 --
Charge 1, specifications 2 and 3; charge 2, specifications 1, 2, and 3 --
Charge 1, specifications 4 and 5 --
Pope, Porter, and Mcdowell --
The motivation question --
Summation and verdict --
The rehearing --
Grant intervenes --
Porter after the verdict --
What happened to them --
A conspiracy to convict? --
Hero or villain? --
Who lost the Second Battle of Manassas?.
Responsibility: Donald R. Jermann.

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On August 30, 1862 the Confederate army inflicted a smashing defeat to the US army at Manassas, on the outskirts of Washington. Union Army commander Major General John Pope came forward and blamed  Read more...

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