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The Resource McClellan's war : the failure of moderation in the struggle for the Union, Ethan S. Rafuse, (electronic resource)

McClellan's war : the failure of moderation in the struggle for the Union, Ethan S. Rafuse, (electronic resource)

Label
McClellan's war : the failure of moderation in the struggle for the Union
Title
McClellan's war
Title remainder
the failure of moderation in the struggle for the Union
Statement of responsibility
Ethan S. Rafuse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This biography of the controversial Union general George B. McClellan examines the influences and political antecedents that shaped his behavior on the battlefield, behavior that so frustrated Lincoln and others in Washington that he was removed from his command soon after the Union loss at Antietam. Rather than take sides in the controversy, Ethan S. Rafuse finds in McClellan's politics and his desire to restore sectional harmony ample explanation for his actions. Rafuse sheds new light on the general who believed in the rule of reason and moderation, who sought a policy of conciliation with the South, and who wanted to manage the North's military resources in a way that would impose rational order on the battlefield
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rafuse, Ethan Sepp
Dewey number
  • 973.7/41/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McClellan, George B.
  • McClellan, George B.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Strategy
  • Command of troops
  • Generals
Label
McClellan's war : the failure of moderation in the struggle for the Union, Ethan S. Rafuse, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-508) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"Traditions and associations ... were all on the side of the old Whig Party" -- "I can do as well as anyone in both my studies and my military duties" -- Political realignment -- "A strong Democrat of the Stephen A. Douglas school" -- To kill secession -- "A new and strange position" -- Supreme command -- "You have no idea of the pressure brought to bear here" -- "What do you think of the science of generalship?" -- The Peninsula campaign -- "I do not like the ... turn that affairs are taking" -- "He has acted badly" -- "To meet the necessities of the moment" -- "The most terrible battle" -- "It is my duty to submit to the presdt's proclamation & quietly continue doing my duty" -- The last campaign
Control code
ocn609334018
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 525 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253006141
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609334018
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
McClellan's war : the failure of moderation in the struggle for the Union, Ethan S. Rafuse, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-508) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"Traditions and associations ... were all on the side of the old Whig Party" -- "I can do as well as anyone in both my studies and my military duties" -- Political realignment -- "A strong Democrat of the Stephen A. Douglas school" -- To kill secession -- "A new and strange position" -- Supreme command -- "You have no idea of the pressure brought to bear here" -- "What do you think of the science of generalship?" -- The Peninsula campaign -- "I do not like the ... turn that affairs are taking" -- "He has acted badly" -- "To meet the necessities of the moment" -- "The most terrible battle" -- "It is my duty to submit to the presdt's proclamation & quietly continue doing my duty" -- The last campaign
Control code
ocn609334018
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 525 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253006141
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609334018
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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