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Author Green, Jeffrey W., 1958- author.

Title McClellan and the Union high command, 1861-1863 : leadership gaps that cost a timely victory / Jeffrey W. Green
Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017


Description 1 online resource
Contents Citizens and soldiers: the United States military tradition -- The ninety-day war and the struggle for high command -- "I seem to have become the power of the land" -- "Now is the winter of our discontent": winter 1861-1862 -- "Walking on in the dark": McClellan's attempt to win the war with a victory in the east -- McClellan's shadow -- "And now, beware of rashness" -- Conclusion
Summary "General McClellan, commander of the Army of the Potomac, focused on the Eastern Theater in the first two years of the Civil War, dominating strategic thinking in the high command. This re-examination of the high command and Union's inability to achieve victory in the first two years, takes the debate about the Union's leadership into new areas"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885 -- Military leadership
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885.
United States. Army -- Biography.
United States. Army.
Generals -- United States -- Biography
Command of troops -- Case studies
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Command of troops.
Military campaigns.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781476627090