The Civil War Papers Of George B. Mcclellan: Selected Correspondence, 1860-1865

Paperback | March 22, 1992

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General George B. McClellan, the self-styled American Napoleon, is one of the most controversial figures of the American Civil War. General-in-chief of the entire Union army at one point, he led the Army of the Potomac through the disaster at Antietam Creek, was subsequently dismissed by Lincoln, and then ran against him in the 1864 presidential campaign. This collection of McClellan's candid letters about himself, his motivations, and his intentions reveals much fresh information on the military operations and political machinations he was involved with, and sheds new light on his complex personality. Stephen Sears, a Civil War expert, prize-winning author, and biographer of McClellan, here lets this once-removed and now notorious commander speak of himself, providing us with an important first-hand view of what went on behind the scenes of America's greatest and most awful war.

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'Sears has collected a treasure-trove...Nothing of importance concerning McClellan's+ military strategies and tactics or the politics, policies, and issues of the war has been omitted. Sears has edited the collection with consummate economy and skill, and his introductory essays to the book's eleven sections weave the disparate facts ...

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General George B. McClellan, the self-styled American Napoleon, is one of the most controversial figures of the American Civil War. General-in-chief of the entire Union army at one point, he led the Army of the Potomac through the disaster at Antietam Creek, was subsequently dismissed by Lincoln, and then ran against him in the 1864 pr...

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'Sears has collected a treasure-trove...Nothing of importance concerning [McClellan's] military strategies and tactics or the politics, policies, and issues of the war has been omitted. Sears has edited the collection with consummate economy and skill, and his introductory essays to the book's eleven sections weave the disparate facts ...

Stephen W. Sears is the author of The Civil War Papers of George B. McClellan, Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam, To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign, and Chancellorsville. He lives in Connecticut.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.65 inPublished:March 22, 1992Publisher:Da Capo Books

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ISBN - 10:0306804719

ISBN - 13:9780306804717

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'Sears has collected a treasure-trove...Nothing of importance concerning McClellan's+ military strategies and tactics or the politics, policies, and issues of the war has been omitted. Sears has edited the collection with consummate economy and skill, and his introductory essays to the book's eleven sections weave the disparate facts of McClellan's wartime experience together. Essential for any serious Civil War collection.'--Library Journal