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Controversies & Commanders : Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac - Stephen W. Sears

Controversies & Commanders

Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac

Paperback Published: 10th August 2000
ISBN: 9780618057061
Number Of Pages: 320

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CONTROVERSIES AND COMMANDERS is a fascinating look at some of the most intriguing generals in the Union's Army of the Potomac and at some of the most extraordinary events of the Civil War, chronicled by one of our leading historians, Stephen W. Sears. Sears investigates the accusations of disloyalty against General Charles Stone; the court-martial of Fitz John Porter; the crisis in army command on the eve of the Antietam battle; the Lost Order of Antietam; the revolt of the Potomac army's high command; the notorious General Dan Sickles, who had shot his wife's lover outside the White House; the murderous Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid on Richmond; the firing of corps commander Gouverneur Warren on the eve of victory; and the much maligned Generals McClellan (justifiably) and Hooker (not so justifiably). The book follows the Army of the Potomac through the course of the war, from 1861 to 1865, painting a remarkable portrait of key incidents and personalities that influenced the outcome of our nation's greatest cataclysm.

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Prefacep. ix
Little Mac and the Historiansp. 1
The Ordeal of General Stonep. 27
The Court-Martial of Fitz John Porterp. 51
September Crisisp. 75
Last Words on the Lost Orderp. 107
The Revolt of the Generalsp. 131
In Defense of Fighting Joep. 167
Dan Sickles, Political Generalp. 195
Raid on Richmondp. 225
Gouverneur Kemble Warren and Little Philp. 253
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780618057061
ISBN-10: 0618057064
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 10th August 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.52 x 12.9  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.33

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