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Lincoln's lieutenants, the high command of the Army of the Potomac, Stephen W. Sears

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Lincoln's lieutenants, the high command of the Army of the Potomac, Stephen W. Sears
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [768]-858) and index
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Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Lincoln's lieutenants
Oclc number
967347296
Responsibility statement
Stephen W. Sears
Sub title
the high command of the Army of the Potomac
Summary
"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 on the Conduct of the War. President Lincoln oversaw, argued with, and finally tamed his unruly team of generals as the eastern army was stabilized by an unsung supporting cast of corps, division, and brigade generals. With characteristic style and insight, Stephen Sears brings these courageous, determined officers, who rose through the ranks and led from the front, to life and legend."--Jacket
Table Of 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
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