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Sword over Richmond : an eyewitness history of McClellan's peninsula campaign

Author: Richard Wheeler
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Uses eyewitness accounts to describe General George McClellan's ill-fated attempt to capture Richmond in 1862 and explains the impact of this military failure on the course of the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wheeler, Richard, 1922-
Sword over Richmond.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1986
(OCoLC)645872536
Named Person: George Brinton McClellan; George Brinton McClellan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wheeler
ISBN: 0060155299 9780060155292
OCLC Number: 12550070
Description: xii, 371 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Into the arena --
McClellan takes command --
A plan begins to form --
Toward Richmond at last --
The siege of Yorktown --
From Williamsburg to McDowell --
Richmond invested --
Jackson strikes northward --
Fair Oaks and the rise of Lee --
Denouement in the valley --
Stuart's ride around McClellan --
Lee breaks the siege --
Finale at Malvern Hill.
Responsibility: Richard Wheeler.

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Uses eyewitness accounts to describe General George McClellan's ill-fated attempt to capture Richmond in 1862 and explains the impact of this military failure on the course of the Civil War.

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