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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Rowland, Thomas J., 1952-
George B. McClellan and Civil War history.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c1998
|Named Person:||George Brinton McClellan; George Brinton McClellan|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas J Rowland
|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.|
Thomas J. Rowland argues that this interpretation rests squarely within the context of general historical verdicts of the way in which the North eventually triumphed. Civil War scholars have found the quality of Union leadership in the early years of the war wanting, and that it was not until U.S. Grant and W.T. Sherman emerged that success was ensured. On the other hand, Grant and Sherman knew failure but were judged less harshly than was McClellan. In George B. McClellan and Civil War History, Rowland presents a framework in which early Civil War command can be viewed without direct comparison to that of the final two years.