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George B. McClellan and Civil War history : in the shadow of Grant and Sherman

Author: Thomas J Rowland
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©1998.
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Perhaps no other Union commander's legacy in the Civil War has been the subject of as much controversy as George B. McClellan's. Since the midpoint of this century, however, he has emerged as the complex general who, though gifted with administrative and organizational skills, was unable and unwilling to fight with the splendid army he had created.
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Rowland, Thomas J., 1952-
George B. McClellan and Civil War history.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c1998
(OCoLC)607070843
Named Person: George Brinton McClellan; George Brinton McClellan
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Rowland
ISBN: 0873386035 9780873386036
OCLC Number: 38566713
Description: xi, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Of statues and shadows --
A foray into the twilight zone --
Little Mac's peccadilloes --
The struggle becomes remorseless --
Dodging the Albatross: McClellan and Grant and the safety of Washington --
On to Richmond: illusion of easy victory, 1861-1862 --
The first will be last and the last will be first --
Bagging Bobby Lee --
Emerging from the shadows.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Rowland.

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In this volume, the author presents a framework in which early American Civil War command can be viewed with direct comparison to that of the final two years. In this way, he aims to show that  Read more...

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