Mr. Lincoln's Army

Mr. Lincoln's Army

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A magnificent history of the opening years of the Civil War by Pulitzer Prizea€“winning author Bruce Catton The first book in Bruce Cattona€™s Pulitzer Prizea€“winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Mr. Lincolna€™s Army is a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War, when a fledgling Union Army took its stumbling first steps under the command of the controversial general George McClellan. Following the secession of the Southern states, a beleaguered President Abraham Lincoln entrusted the dashing, charismatic McClellan with the creation of the Uniona€™s Army of the Potomac and the responsibility of leading it to a swift and decisive victory against Robert E. Leea€™s Army of Northern Virginia. Although a brilliant tactician who was beloved by his troops and embraced by the hero-hungry North, McClellana€™s ego and ambition ultimately put him at loggerheads with his commander in chiefa€”a man McClellan considered unworthy of the presidency. McClellana€™s weaknesses were exposed during the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American military history, which ended in a stalemate even though the Confederate troops were greatly outnumbered. After Antietam, Lincoln ordered McClellana€™s removal from command, and the Union entered the wara€™s next chapter having suffered thousands of casualties and with great uncertainty ahead. Americaa€™s premier chronicler of the nationa€™s brutal internecine conflict, Bruce Catton is renowned for his unparalleled ability to bring a detailed and vivid immediacy to Civil War battlefields and military strategy sessions. With tremendous depth and insight, he presents legendary commanders and common soldiers in all their complex and heartbreaking humanity.General George Sears Greene, a relative of Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene, had the rest of Mansfielda#39;s ... The Northerners had a hard time of it for a while, coming under fire from three directions, and when the Confederates came in ... guns through, and the counterattack was smashed with canister and rifle fire.

Title:Mr. Lincoln's Army
Author: Bruce Catton
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2015-11-03

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