Civil war army of the potomac, vol 3: mcclellan's first campaign, march - may 1862 about the book lincoln's experiment undermined his army commander by. Book review: lincoln's lieutenants: the high command of the army of the potomac by stephen w sears home blog book reviews book review: lincoln's lieutenants: the high command of the army of the potomac by stephen w sears. Francis adams donaldson, full of idealistic enthusiasm in the early days of the civil war, enlisted in the 71st pennsylvania regiment after recovering from a wound incurred at ball's bluff, he quickly joined the 118th pennsylvania. Cavalry commanders of the army of the potomac • major-general alfred pleasonton • major-general philip sheridan • brigadier-general george stoneman.
The civil war, 1864-1865 army commanders' detailed field directives by preparing brief digests, thus saving the general in chief many hours of reading detailed. The army of the potomac was the principal union army in the eastern theater of the american civil war it was created in july 1861 shortly after the first battle of bull run and was disbanded in june 1865 following the surrender of the confederate army of northern virginia in april. Civil war book review winter 2018 article 10 lincoln's lieutenants: the high command of the army of the potomac andrew s bledsoe follow this and additional works at:.
All about lincoln's lieutenants: the high command of the army of the potomac by stephen w sears civil war, i found stephen sears' audio book well thought out. All about reviews: lincoln's lieutenants: the high command of the army of the potomac by stephen w sears librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Lincoln reviews the army of the potomac first naval shot of the civil war confederate cavalry commander stuart's only known letter to confederate congress. Civil war times magazine cwt book review: campaigns of the army of the potomac campaigns of the army of the potomac by william swinton no victorious military force in the history of the united states has received less acclaim and more criticism than the army of the potomac.
The army of the potomac was the principal union army in the eastern theater of the american civil war it was created in july 1861 shortly after the first battle of bull run and was disbanded in may 1865 following the surrender of the confederate army of northern virginia in april. He survived the storm that was a major command shake up in the army of the potomac and seemingly came out on the other end scot-free president lincoln may have seemed like a humble country bumpkin to some, though, in reality, he was a calculating politician [3. Cettys urg st ff ri e briefing book commanders and their troops in real situations we may gain insights into the human condition the army of the potomac was.
A brief overview of the american civil war robert e lee's army of northern virginia staved off invasions and attacks by the union army of the potomac commanded. Army management is a complicated skill in which the personality and temperament of commanders influence the inner workings and culture of the organization the union had no army which was as political, and influenced by outside politics, as its primary eastern theater force, the army of the potomac. Commanding the army of the potomac by stephen r taaffe is the latest in a line of works studying the command structure and the interpersonal relationships within the union's showcase army the author has added a slight twist to the study by examining the selection and retention of the 36 men who were assigned to the position of corps commander.
Here is a list of all (most) of the corps commanders in the army of the potomac between the organization of corps in march 1862 and the end of 1864 i deliberately did not include commanders from 1865, when the end was near, nor those like mansfield or doubleday who commanded temporarily or for less. After he was relieved of command of the army of the potomac, in november 1862, the springfield republican reported, the mcclellan excitement has wholly died out he seems willing to await the decision of history as to his brief military career. The army of the potomac was formed from the army of northeastern virginia, which, under brigadier general irvin mcdowell, had suffered a humiliating defeat near manassas junction, virginia, on july 21, 1861 four days after the debacle, mcdowell was replaced by major general george b mcclellan, the.
Book review by emerging civil war's derek maxfield in the small upstate new york city of batavia, there are no historic heroes bigger than emory upton. A collection of genealogical profiles related to army of the potomac (usa), us civil commander of the army and took brief temporary command during.
This book is a series of ten or so essays focusing on some of the major controversies of the army of the potomac's leadership as a civil war buff, i was aware of all the controversies detailed within, at least to some degree. F ray sibley and joseph crute have published order of battle data for the army of northern virginia, but (as far as i know) darrell collins's the army of the potomac: order of battle, 1861-1865, with commanders, strengths, losses and more is the first attempt at a comprehensive ob study for the primary civil war army of the united states. Army of the potomac series the aps began in 1993 with the publication of the 93rd pennsylvania regimental it is a select series of reprints and new publications, sturdily and attractively bound.