By Aaron Sheehan-Dean
A better half to the U.S. Civil War provides a complete historiographical choice of essays protecting all significant army, political, social, and monetary elements of the yankee Civil struggle (1861-1865).
- Represents the main accomplished insurance on hand on the subject of all features of the U.S. Civil War
- Features contributions from dozens of specialists in Civil warfare scholarship
- Covers significant campaigns and battles, and armed forces and political figures, in addition to non-military features of the clash akin to gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory
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On July 22 McClellan received a telegram instructing him to report to the War Department. Historians have generally assessed McClellan’s performance in western Virginia not on what he accomplished there, but on what he failed to do after taking command of the Army of the Potomac. In a 1944 article in West Virginia History, Joseph W. Thomas wrote that “McClellan in western v i r g i n i a 1861 13 Virginia showed the weaknesses that later wrecked his career. Had the War Department and High Command followed events here more closely, they might not have had such high hopes for him” (1944: 308).
In a 1944 article in West Virginia History, Joseph W. Thomas wrote that “McClellan in western v i r g i n i a 1861 13 Virginia showed the weaknesses that later wrecked his career. Had the War Department and High Command followed events here more closely, they might not have had such high hopes for him” (1944: 308). In Banner in the Hills, Moore concluded that As commander of the Department of the Ohio McClellan early displayed those traits which later hampered his success as General of the Union Armies.
Finally, historians James Denny and John Bradbury’s The Civil War’s First Blood (2007) focuses on the 1854–1861 period, pairing a detailed, engaging narrative with an impressive number of color illustrations. Confederate Incursions into Missouri, 1862–1863 Following the Battle of Pea Ridge and the subsequent transfer of Major General Earl Van Dorn’s defeated army to the other side of the Mississippi, Confederate Trans-Mississippi District commander Major General Thomas C. Hindman was left with few options to disrupt Union control of Missouri.