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The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: A Military Analysis

by Dougherty, Kevin
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Retail Price: $45.00
Issue: Spring 2006
ISBN: 1578067529

As winter gave way to the spring of 1862, Union general George B. McClellan launched a military campaign meant to destroy the Confederate capitol and hence the Confederacy itself. Author Kevin Dougherty examines the strategic and tactical maneuvering of both McClellan and his Southern foe, Gen. Robert E. Lee, suggesting that the personality traits of these celebrated leaders ultimately prevented Union forces from seizing Richmond and ending the war.

review of The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: A Military Analysis, by Dougherty, Kevin, Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2006).