A Companion to the U.S. Civil War, 2 Volume Set by Aaron Sheehan-Dean

By Aaron Sheehan-Dean

A significant other to the U.S. Civil War offers a entire historiographical selection of essays overlaying all significant army, political, social, and monetary elements of the yank Civil battle (1861-1865).

  • Represents the main accomplished insurance to be had in relation to all facets of the U.S. Civil War
  • Features contributions from dozens of specialists in Civil warfare scholarship
  • Covers significant campaigns and battles, and army and political figures, in addition to non-military features of the clash similar to gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory

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1864] 1979. Report on the Organization and Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac: To Which Is Added an Account of the Campaign in Western Virginia. Reprint. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press. Moore, George Ellis. 1963. A Banner in the Hills: West Virginia’s Statehood. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. Newell, Clayton R. 1996. Lee vs. McClellan: The First Campaign. Washington DC: Regnery. Robertson, W. Glenn. 1986. ” In America’s First Battles: 1776–1965, ed. Charles E. Heller and William A.

Army after Scott offered him a position of high command, had the confidence of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and the citizens of Virginia. In his monumental biography of Robert E. E. Lee, Douglas Southall Freeman noted that “As soon as the news of Lee’s appointment and acceptance reached the larger public, it aroused high enthusiasm and evoked much praise” (1934: 468). Writing sixty years later, Emory M. Thomas, in Robert E. Lee: A Biography, also mentioned Lee’s popularity with the public.

The dispersion of all the Federal forces south of Baltimore and east of the Alleghenies” (Beauregard [1887] 1956: 219). Johnston, on the other hand, believed that “The victory was as complete as one gained in an open country by infantry and artillery can be” (Johnston [1887] 1956: 250). Beauregard and Johnston offered their respective views on the battle in lengthy articles published in From Sumter to Shiloh: Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume I. 12 c l ay t o n r . n e w e l l In his study of the relations between Davis and Lee, Steven Woodward describes a meeting at the end of the battle in which Davis proposed an immediate pursuit of the retreating Union army but was convinced by his generals “that nothing more could be done, and the result was that Davis told Beauregard to issue an order for a modified pursuit in the morning, consoling himself with the reflection that by now it was so late that delay until morning was really not so much of a delay after all” (Woodward 1995: 44).

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