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Lincoln's lieutenants : the high command of the Army of the Potomac

Author: Stephen W Sears
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The High Command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864. The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen W Sears
ISBN: 9780618428250 0618428259 9781328915795 1328915794
OCLC Number: 967347296
Description: ix, 884 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "Civil war seems inevitable ..." --
An army for battle --
A new army, a new era --
Quiet along the Potomac --
Grand army, grand campaign --
Toward the gates of Richmond --
The Seven Days --
Summer of discontent --
"Little Mac is back!" --
Wednesday, bloody Wednesday --
"An auger too dull to take hold" --
Trial on the Rappahannock --
Joe Hooker in command --
Pennsylvania showdown --
A contest of little purpose --
" ... There is to be no turning back" --
To James River --
Long road to Appomattox --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Stephen W. Sears.

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Lincoln's Lieutenants. The High Command of the Army of the Potomac. From the best-selling author of Gettysburg, a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac.  Read more...

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