By Aaron Sheehan-Dean
A significant other to the U.S. Civil War provides a entire historiographical number of essays overlaying all significant army, political, social, and financial facets of the yankee Civil warfare (1861-1865).
- Represents the main entire assurance to be had when it comes to all facets of the U.S. Civil War
- Features contributions from dozens of specialists in Civil struggle scholarship
- Covers significant campaigns and battles, and army and political figures, in addition to non-military points of the clash similar to gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory
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They did not face each other on the battlefield in 1861, but their respective preparations charted the course of the campaigns in western Virginia. What they did later in the war has had a significant effect on how historians have rated their efforts in western Virginia. Because Lee became an icon of the Confederate cause after the war, his failures have been largely overlooked or explained away. However, McClellan’s accomplishments in western Virginia have been largely overshadowed by historians, who, with v i r g i n i a 1861 5 the benefit of hindsight, use his shortcomings as indications of his future failures in the war.
Gerteis, the first book-length, one-volume examination of military affairs in the state, is a splendid traditional work that places the conventional battles in a national context and highlights Missouri’s significant role in the conflict. Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War (2009) by William Garrett Piston and Thomas P. Sweeney combines concise essays on various aspects of the war in Missouri with an excellent selection of period photographs. Piston and Sweeney’s photographs personalize the conflict, and their narrative highlights the complexity of Missouri’s war, particularly regarding the state’s role in Union naval operations and medical care.
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. Stofft (81–108). Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. Sears, Stephen W. 1988. George B. McClellan: The Young Napoleon. New York: Ticknor & Fields. , ed. 1989. The Civil War Papers of George B. McClellan: Selected Correspondence, 1860–1865. New York: Ticknor & Fields. Sears, Stephen W. 1994. ” In Lincoln’s Generals, ed. Gabor S. Boritt (1–50).