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McClellan's war : the failure of moderation in the struggle for the Union

Author: Ethan Sepp Rafuse
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how McClellan 's political beliefs influenced his leadership

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rafuse, Ethan Sepp, 1968-
McClellan's war.
Bloomington [Indiana] : Indiana University Press, c2005
(DLC) 2004019202
Named Person: George B McClellan; George B McClellan; George Brinton McClellan; George Brinton McClellan
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Sepp Rafuse
ISBN: 9780253006141 0253006147
OCLC Number: 609334018
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 525 p.) : ill., maps
Contents: "Traditions and associations ... were all on the side of the old Whig Party" --
"I can do as well as anyone in both my studies and my military duties" --
Political realignment --
"A strong Democrat of the Stephen A. Douglas school" --
To kill secession --
"A new and strange position" --
Supreme command --
"You have no idea of the pressure brought to bear here" --
"What do you think of the science of generalship?" --
The Peninsula campaign --
"I do not like the ... turn that affairs are taking" --
"He has acted badly" --
"To meet the necessities of the moment" --
"The most terrible battle" --
"It is my duty to submit to the presdt's proclamation & quietly continue doing my duty" --
The last campaign.
Responsibility: Ethan S. Rafuse.

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