Beatie, Russel H.
Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press
This is the second volume in a series whose first volume appeared in 1961 (Road to Manassas: The Growth of Union Command in the Eastern Theater from the Fall of Fort Sumter to the First Battle of Bull Run). The author is a trial attorney in New York City and wrote these books in his spare time. Nonetheless, this book is exhaustively researched and based entirely on primary sources. It attempts to give us a fresh understanding of the leaders of the army and the political forces that shaped their decisions. This volume covers just the six months between the First Bull Run and McClellan's preparations for the Peninsula Campaign. The author believes McClellan "more sinned against than sinning" in a departure from much current historical thought.
Hardback, 636p with index, 6" x 9.5"
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