The Resource Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3, McClellan's first campaign, March 1862-May 1862, Russel H. Beatie., (ebook)

Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3, McClellan's first campaign, March 1862-May 1862, Russel H. Beatie., (ebook)

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Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3, McClellan's first campaign, March 1862-May 1862
Title
Army of the Potomac
Title number
Vol. 3
Title part
McClellan's first campaign, March 1862-May 1862
Statement of responsibility
Russel H. Beatie.
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Language
eng
Summary
The third volume of this masterful Civil War history series covers the pivotal early months of General George McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. As he did in his first two volumes of this magisterial series, Russel Beatie tells the story largely through the eyes and from the perspective of high-ranking officers, staff officers, and politicians. This study is based upon extensive firsthand research (including many previously unused and unpublished sources) that rewrites the history of Little Mac's inaugural effort to push his way up the peninsula and capture Richmond in one bold campaign. In meticulous fashion, Beatie examines many heretofore unknown, ignored, or misunderstood facts and events and uses them to evaluate the campaign in the most balanced historical context to date. Every aspect of these critically important weeks is examined, from how McClellan's Urbanna plan unraveled and led to the birth of the expedition that debarked at Fort Monroe in March 1862, to the aftermath of Williamsburg. To capture the full flavor of their experiences, Beatie employs the "fog of war" technique, which puts the reader in the position of the men who led the Union army. The Confederate adversaries are always present but often only in shadowy forms that achieve firm reality only when we meet them face-to-face on the battlefield. Well written, judiciously reasoned, and extensively footnoted, McClellan's First Campaign will be heralded as the seminal work on this topic. Civil War readers may not always agree with Beatie's conclusions, but they will concur that his account offers an original examination of the Army of the Potomac's role on the Virginia peninsula
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1938-
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Beatie, Russel H.
Dewey number
973.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • United States
  • Command of troops
  • Electronic books
  • United States
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adult
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Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3, McClellan's first campaign, March 1862-May 1862, Russel H. Beatie., (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781611210217
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12325716
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Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3, McClellan's first campaign, March 1862-May 1862, Russel H. Beatie., (ebook)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611210217
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12325716
Specific material designation
remote
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MWT12325716
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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