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The Civil War papers of George B. McClellan : selected correspondence, 1860-1865 / edited by Stephen W. Sears.

By: McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885.
Contributor(s): Sears, Stephen W.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1989Description: xv, 651 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0899193374; 9780899193373.Uniform titles: Correspondence. Selections Subject(s): McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885 -- Correspondence | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Generals -- United States -- Correspondence | Generals United States Correspondence | McClellan, George Brinton 1826-1885 Correspondence | United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 CampaignsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Civil War papers of George B. McClellan.; Online version:: Civil War papers of George B. McClellan.DDC classification: 973.7/82/0924
Contents:
Command in the western theater -- The army of the Potomac -- General-in-chief -- The peninsula campaign -- The battle for Richmond -- Harrison's landing -- Second bull run -- The Maryland campaign and Antietam -- An end to active service -- The call to politics -- Candidate for president.
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E467.1 .M2 A4 1989 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001886639
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Includes indexes.

Command in the western theater -- The army of the Potomac -- General-in-chief -- The peninsula campaign -- The battle for Richmond -- Harrison's landing -- Second bull run -- The Maryland campaign and Antietam -- An end to active service -- The call to politics -- Candidate for president.

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Library Journal Review

McClellan biographer ( George B. McClellan: The Young Napoleon , LJ 11/1/88) Sears has collected a treasure-trove for serious Civil War scholars: 813 letters, telegrams, memos, and other documents, over half of which are here published in their entirety for the first time. Of special interest are 192 uncensored letters to his wife, which best reveal the character of this complex man. Nothing of importance concerning his military strategies and tactics or the politics, policies, and issues of the war has been omitted. Sears has edited the collection with consummate economy and skill, and his introductory essays to the book's 11 sections weave the disparate facets of McClellan's wartime experiences together. Essential for any serious Civil War collection.-- Thomas E. Schott, Office of History, Engineering Installation Div., Timber Air Force Base, Okla. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Sears, author of the superb George B. McClellan (CH, Dec '88), supplements his biography with a collection of the "young Napoleon's" wartime correspondence. Sears includes more than 800 of McClellan's letters; nearly a third have never been published, and another 192 (written to his wife) have never before appeared unaltered. McClellan's correspondence shows that he was often out of touch with reality, and indicates that McClellan had little idea of what the national strategy ought to be, or his own role in formulating it. After Antietam, he bragged to his wife that he had driven Lee back to Virginia and "saved the North." Only once did McClellan admit that he might be his own worst enemy, writing to his wife that "my self conceit probably blinds me to many errors that others see." McClellan's greatest comfort was in the affection he imagined his men felt for him, yet when he ran for President against Lincoln, his soldiers gave him only 22 of their vote. These wartime letters offer compelling insights into the mind of one of the US's most intriguing leaders. Sears's notes and brief introductory remarks enhance this indispensable source. College and university libraries. -E. K. Eckert, St. Bonaventure University

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