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George B. McClellan and Civil War history

in the shadow of Grant and Sherman

by Thomas J. Rowland

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Published by Kent State University Press in Kent, Ohio .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885 -- Military leadership.,
    • Command of troops -- History -- 19th century.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-242) and index.

      StatementThomas J. Rowland.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE467.1.M2 R69 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 248 p. :
      Number of Pages248
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL354251M
      ISBN 100873386035
      LC Control Number98013967

        I've been facinated with McClellan for several years now and Stephen Sears's book is without question the best ever written about the Young Napoleon. He follows Mac's life as a child prodigy at West Point, through his Civil War years and McClellan to me is perhaps one of the most fascinating man of the Civil by:   Special Say What? -- George B. McClellan Quote: Antietam / Sharpsburg: 3: Union General George McClellan: Soldiers, Politicians, & Other Men: Aug 4, Too Useful to Sacrifice: Reconsidering George B. McClellan’s Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam: Non-Fiction History of the Civil War: 0.

      Read "George B. McClellan and Civil War History In the Shadow of Grant and Sherman" by Thomas J. Rowland available from Rakuten Kobo. A History Book Club Selection Perhaps no other Union commander’s reputation has been the subject of as much controversy Brand: The Kent State University Press. In this revealing book, Thomas W. Cutrer provides the definitive edition of McClellan’s detailed diary and letters from his service in the Mexican War (–), during which he began the rise that culminated in his being named general in chief of the Union forces and commander of the Army of the Potomac early in the Civil War.

      What were General George B McClellan's Asked in US Civil War, War and Military History, US Civil War One major strength of Union General George B. . As commander of the Union armies early in the American Civil War, he is often credited as a significant General George B. McClellan, photographed by Mathew Brady, Drawn With the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War. Geoffrey Regan (), The Guinness Book of Military Blunders. Most read. Mechanic ‘Accidentally’ Fires.


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Army engineer, railroad president and politician who served as a major general during the Civil War. McClellan was well liked by his men, but his reticence to attack. By General George B. McClellan (–), designated the "Young Napoleon," was the commander of all the Northern armies.

He forged the Army of the Potomac into a formidable battlefield foe, and fought the longest and largest campaign of the time as well as the single bloodiest battle in the nation's by: George B. McClellan and Civil War History book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

In this volume, the author presents a framework /5(12). Thomas J. Rowland is the author of George B. McClellan and Civil War History: In the Shadow of Grant and Sherman (Kent State University Press).

His is the first-ever book-length review of McClellan literature. It corrects several historical assessments of McClellan while providing readers with important new ways of reading Civil War history generally. Civil War Times Magazine.

Toward a Better Understanding of George McClellan. The general’s concept of warfare and his antipathy toward Abraham Lincoln had their roots in prewar politics. Shortly after George B. McClellan’s death on Octoone admirer predicted that “History will do him justice.” Civil War Times Magazine.

George B. McClellan, in full George Brinton McClellan, (born December 3,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died OctoOrange, New Jersey), general who skillfully reorganized Union forces in the first year of the American Civil War (–65) but drew wide criticism for repeatedly failing to press his advantage over Confederate troops.

George McClellan almost universally gets a bad rap for his performance in the Civil War. The author argues that this is perhaps not entirely justified. He doesn't claim that he was a great general, just that if the same criteria are applied to the more celebrated generals a more balanced perspective can be gained.

The Civil War could have ended in the spring of Major General George B. McClellan’s brilliantly conceived Peninsula America's Civil War Magazine. ACW Book Review: Civil War Petersburg. Civil War Petersburg: Confederate City in the Crucible of War by A.

Wilson Greene University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville,$ In George B. McClellan and Civil War History Rowland presents a framework in which early Civil War command can be viewed without direct comparison to that of the final two years. Such comparisons, in his opinion, are both unfair and contextually inaccurate.

History Background. George B. McClellan (–) rose to prominence as a major general during the Civil War who organized the Army of the gh he was unsuccessful in early battles, the Union victory at the Battle of Antietam temporarily halted the Confederate invasion of the northern was later removed from his post by President Abraham.

George B. McClellan joins the Mexican-American War on the American side to serve under General Winfield Scott, who he would later meet in the Civil War.

Jan 1, Chief Engineer of Illinois Central Railroad**. "George McClellan: The Young Napoleon" is one of the best biographies I have read in awhile.

I know the outlines of General McClellan's lack of success during the Civil War, but this biography put meat on the bones. The author is obviously a scholar of the Civil War as the research for this book demonstrates.4/5. Civil War historians have long lambasted George B.

McClellan. Looked upon early in the war as the savior ofthe North, McClellan is almost universally depicted as skillful at training troops but abysmal at committing them to battle.

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A History Book Club Selection Perhaps no other Union commander’s reputation has been the subject of as much controversy Brand: The Kent State University Press.

George Brinton McClellan, –85, Union general in the American Civil War, b. Philadelphia. After graduating () from West Point, he served with distinction in the Mexican War and later worked on various engineering projects, notably on the survey (–54) for a Northern Pacific RR route across the Cascade Range.

George B. McClellan George McClellan was a native of Philadelphia, where he was born on December 3,and attended the University of Pennsylvania. In he graduated second in his class from West Point.

George B. McClellan: the young Napoleon User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Sears finds serious faults with McClellan's generalship in each of the Civil War campaigns, especially in in Virginia and at Antietam, Maryland, perhaps the turning point battle of the war.1/5(1).

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