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Lincoln's lieutenants : the high command of the Army of the Potomac

by Sears, Stephen W.

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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... Full description


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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.