Richmond Campaign Of 1862 The Peninsula and the Seven Days

ISBN-10: 0807859192

ISBN-13: 9780807859193

Edition: 2008

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The Richmond campaign of April-July 1862 ranks as one of the most important military operations of the first years of the American Civil War. Key political, diplomatic, social, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan faced off on the peninsula between the York and James Rivers. The climactic clash came on June 26-July 1 in what became known as the Seven Days battles, when Lee, newly appointed as commander of the Confederate forces, aggressively attacked the Union army. Casualties for the entire campaign exceeded 50,000, more than 35,000 of whom fell during the Seven Days. This book offers nine essays in which well-known Civil War historians explore questions regarding high command, strategy and tactics, the effects of the fighting upon politics and society both North and South, and the ways in which emancipation figured in the campaign. The authors have consulted previously untapped manuscript sources and reinterpreted more familiar evidence, sometimes focusing closely on the fighting around Richmond and sometimes looking more broadly at the background and consequences of the campaign. Contributors: William A. Blair Keith S. Bohannon Peter S. Carmichael Gary W. Gallagher John T. Hubbell R. E. L. Krick Robert K. Krick James Marten William J. Miller
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Gary W Gallagher is a civil war historian with a special interest in the military aspects of the war. He is the author or co-author of several books including Lee and His Generals in War and Memory and The Confederate War. He has also served as President of the Association of Preservation of Civil War sites. He is a professor of history at the University of Virginia.

Introduction
A Civil War Watershed: The 1862
Richmond Campaign in Perspective
The Seven Days of George Brinton McClellan
Only Wait for the River: McClellan and His Engineers on the Chickahominy
Sleepless in the Saddle: Stonewall Jackson in the Seven Days
The Great Paragon of Virtue and Sobriety
Magruder and the Seven Days
A Feeling of Restless Anxiety: Loyalty and Race in the Peninsula
Campaign and Beyond
The Seven Days and the Radical Persuasion:
Convincing Moderates in the North of the Need for a Hard War
The Men Who Carried This Position Were Soldiers Indeed:
The Decisive Charge of Whiting's Division at Gaines's Mill
One Solid Unbroken Roar of Thunder:
Union and Confederate Artillery at the Battle of Malvern Hill
Bibliographic Essay
Contributors Index
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