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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.
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This biography of the controversial Union general George B. McClellan examines the influences and political antecedents that shaped his behavior on the battlefield, behavior that so frustrated Lincoln and others in Washington that he was removed from his command soon after the Union loss at Antietam. Rather than take sides in the controversy, Ethan S. Rafuse finds in McClellan's politics and his desire to restore  Read more...
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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 B 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
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 525 p.) : ill., maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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