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General McClellan

Peter Smith Michie

General McClellan

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Published by D. Appleton in New York .
Written in English

  • McClellan, George Brinton, -- 1826-1885

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby General Peter S. Michie
    SeriesGreat commanders
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 489 p.
    Number of Pages489
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14477438M

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General McClellan by Peter Smith Michie Download PDF EPUB FB2

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And General McClellan is one of the most interesting I know the outlines of General McClellan's lack of success during the Civil War, but this biography put meat on the bones. The author is obviously a scholar of the Civil War as the research for this book demonstrates.4/5.

By General George B. McClellan (–), designated the "Young Napoleon," was the commander of all the Northern armies. He forged the Army of the Potomac into a formidable battlefield foe, and fought the longest and largest campaign of the Cited by:   George McClellan was a U.S.

Army engineer, railroad president and politician who served as a major general during the Civil War. McClellan was well liked by his men, but his reticence to attack. The book has no writing, smudging, foxing, stamps or pasteboards. It is not an ex-library book.

The binding has solid throughout the book; but the front hinge has a touch of separation. The book contains a frontispiece illustration of General McClellan as well as other illustrations and maps throughout the book. Fully indexed. Rating: % positive. George Brinton McClellan, –85, Union general in the American Civil War, b.

Philadelphia. After graduating () from West Point, he served with distinction in the Mexican War and later worked on various engineering projects, notably on General McClellan book survey (–54) for a Northern Pacific RR route across the Cascade Range.

George B. McClellan: the young Napoleon User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Sears finds serious faults with McClellan's generalship in each of the Civil War campaigns, especially in in Virginia and at Antietam, Maryland, perhaps the turning point battle of the war.1/5(1).

George B. McClellan, general who skillfully reorganized Union forces in the first year of the American Civil War (–65) but drew wide criticism for repeatedly failing to press his advantage over Confederate troops.

Graduating second in his class at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. The source of the mystery occupies the bulk of Styple’s book, whose title is actually a play on George B. McClellan’s memoirs, McClellan’s Own Story.

Lacking any General McClellan book training, Key nevertheless became a part of McClellan’s military family, in fact one of his confidants.

McClellan thrived in the pre-Civil War bureaucracy. He loved to drill. He loved to march. He loved neat uniforms. He assembled a beautiful army. He played by the book. But President Abraham Lincoln had a major problem with the vastly more experienced McClellan: McClellan refused to go full throttle and fight the damn : Black Lives Matter.

Here, as throughout the book, Slotkin is careful not to use the benefit of hindsight to judge McClellan too harshly.

He isn’t convinced, as some of the general’s tougher critics have been. A fascinating book and time, the fear of McClellan's military politics contributed to General John Porter's courtmartial and the oppressive Congressional Conduct on the War Committee.

A great book on an extremely capable, egotistical yet limited by: Bad generals are dangerous. When they make poor decisions, people get killed. Every war has its successful and unsuccessful generals, but Confederate General Bragg and Union General McClellan were the worst during the Civil War.

Braxton Bragg (–) Bragg just could not play well with others. He was a competent enough professional soldier, but his [ ].

And General McClellan is one of the most interesting c "George McClellan: The Young Napoleon" is one of the best biographies I have read in awhile. I know the outlines of General McClellan's lack of success during the Civil War, but this biography put meat on the bones.4/5(16).

Book is in Very Good Condition. Text will be unmarked. May show some signs of use or wear. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, SHIELD OF UNION By Warren W.

Hassler. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Michie, Peter Smith, General McClellan. New York, D. Appleton and Co., (OCoLC) By General George B. McClellan (), designated the "Young Napoleon," was the commander of all the Northern armies.

He forged the Army of the Potomac into a formidable battlefield foe, and fought the longest and largest campaign of the time as well as the single bloodiest battle in the nation's history. Yet, he also wasted two supreme opportunities to bring the Civil War to a. -George Brinton McClellan was born on December 3, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died on Octo in Orange, NY.

-He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in July of - July 7th George B. McClellan was appointed by Abraham Lincoln as. The family tree for General George B. McClellan is still in the early stages of research. The family tree listed here should not be considered exhaustive or authoritative.

Oftentimes the family trees listed as still in progress have derived from research into famous people who have a kinship to this person.

Lincoln and McClellan sure make for an interesting contrast. Lincoln was physically imposing, but was pragmatic, realistic and humble. McClellan was a vain, indecisive man An engaging, well-written, well-researched book on an interesting topic/5.

In JulyPresident Abraham Lincoln asked General George McClellan to build and train the main force of the Union Army. McClellan was just Author: VOA Learning English. Harold Mark McClelland was born in Tiffin, Iowa, in He graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College with a bachelor of science degree in He was commissioned as a regular second lieutenant Aug.

18, and was promoted to first lieutenant. Life and campaigns of George B. McClellan, major-general U. army, Appendix: Oration delivered by General McClellan at West Point, J A digital reproduction made from a copy held by the University of Michigan is available from the University of Michigan's.

McClellan excelled greatly in mathematics and became known as a "kind, social athlete," according to H.J. Eckenrode's book. Eckenrode also quotes General Dabney H. Maury, who was a classmate of McClellan at West Point, as saying, "A brighter kindlier, more gentle gentleman did not live than he.".

“GRANT USED THE WEAPON THAT MCCLELLAN FORGED TO DEFEAT LEE”: FIRST EDITION OF MCCLELLAN’S OWN STORY. MCCLELLAN, George B. McClellan’s Own Story. The War for the Union. New York: Charles L. Webster, Octavo, original green cloth, gilt and red medallion at center of front cover, patterned endpapers.

Search results 1 - 40 of George Brinton McClellan (December 3, – Octo ) was a Major general in Union army during the American Civil War. In andhe was in charge of the Army of the Potomac. He led the Peninsular Campaign, an attempt to take Richmond, Virginia that didn't : George Brinton McClellan, December 3.

This book includes letters to his wife, in which McClellan reveals his pride as a general as well as his feelings toward war.

Some of the most important inclusions in this work are McClellan s views on the causes and reasons for the Civil War, noting slavery and the Lincoln-Douglas debates as primary causes, but he blamed the South as the. McClellan was a skillful and imaginative planner, but often he let himself carried by his imagination in unrealistic projects.

He elaborated his plans with trivial details and pedantry, and liked. George Brinton McClellan (December 3, – Octo ) was a Union. Although McClellan was meticulous in his planning and preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment.

Born in Philadelphia on December 3,George B. McClellan graduated from West Point in before serving in the Mexican War.

At the start of the Civil War, McClellan was put in a position of leadership and after a successful campaign in Virginia he was given command of the Army of Potomac, one of the Union's strongest : $ This Gustave Young Deluxe Factory Engraved Colt Model Army Revolver has an unprecedented historical pedigree: it was presented by the Colt factory to legendary Civil War Union General George B.

McClellan, the great organizer of the Union Army of the Potomac and Union leader at the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day of combat in American : Colt. Once General George B. McClellan was replaced by General Ambrose Burnside, it was clear to General Lee that McClellan's plans for cutting off Lee from Richmond would be ent Lincoln.

On NovemPresident Abraham Lincoln pays a late night visit to General George McClellan, who Lincoln had recently named general in. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Lincoln and McClellan come vividly to life in this book--and it is riveting to be in their company.” — Harold Holzer, author of Lincoln: President-Elect “John C.

Waugh once again has melded an historian's skills with his experiences as a correspondent covering the Washington political scene, to give readers a Cited by: 1. However, another general, George B. McClellan, arguably had just as much influence on the course of the war as did Grant and Lee, and yet few know who McClellan was or what he did.

In this revealing book, Thomas W. Cutrer provides the definitive edition of McClellan’s detailed diary and letters from his service in the Mexican War (–), during which he began the rise that culminated in his being named general in chief of the Union forces.

General George McClellans Leadership. General George McClellan was the Union Armys first commander in the early part of the American Civil War. Because of how the Union army was faring under his leadership, McClellan was regarded as an ineffective general, if not a failure.

In one book, Crossroads of Freedom Antietam, written by James. The more frustrated Lincoln grew with McClellan's inaction, the more Lincoln studied authoritative works on military strategy and offered strategic combat advice to the general. McClellan resented the president's suggestions and habitually deflected them.

Ultimately, Lincoln removed McClellan for what the president termed "the slows.". - Explore cwprofiles's board "George B. McClellan", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about American civil war, Civil war photos and Union army pins.The President, General McClellan and Suite on the Battle-Field of Antietam.

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