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 armies. He led the Peninsular campaign with almost 100,000 troops under his command, marching toward Richmond. Although McClellan was a brilliant administrator who possessed good strategic sense, the record shows that he was overcautious and consistently overestimated the strength of his adversaries, always demanding more men and supplies before undertaking offensive action.
In 1862, McClellan disagreed with Abraham Lincoln and advanced on Richmond from the east instead of moving directly, against the Confederates at Manassas, Virginia. Although the Union army was successful during the Peninsular Campaign, their failure to take Richmond, the Confederate capital, gave the South new motivation. Dissatisfied with the campaign and McClellan, Lincoln replaced him with Henry W.After the defeat of the Union army in the Second Battle of Bull Run, he was again placed in active command of the Army of the Potomac. His over-cautiousness at the battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, led to a draw instead of a Union victory. Because of the heavy Union losses, he was again relieved of his command by Lincoln for the duration of the war. The Democratic Party nominated McClellan in 1864 as its candidate for president a peace platform, but Abraham Lincoln defeated him. After serving as governor of New Jersey From 1878 to 1881, McClellan died in Orange, New Jersey on October 29, 1885. THIS BOOK IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION This original, Civil War memoir is handsomely bound in dark green oil cloth with the distinctive Shoulder Strap cover designs with gold lettering on the cover and spine, with the Major General rank on the spine, and with the medallion of McClellans command on the cover. The gold-gilded lettering, decorative highlights, and Major General rank insignia remain exceptionally sharp and bright. The exterior is sharp, bright and clean. The book has no bumping, it has light rubbing and mild edge wear.
The pages are clean and in exceptional condition. The book is free of any writing, foxing, stamps or pasteboards.
There is a small smudge on the front end page as shown. This is not an ex-library book. The binding has solid throughout the book, but the front hinge has a repaired paper crack as shown and is holding firm.
There is no looseness or lean to the book. The book contains a frontispiece illustration of General McClellan as well as other illustrations and maps throughout the book. This is a nice, original, highly collectible Shoulder Strap book - the memoir of Civil War General George B. THE WAR FOR THE UNION.The Soldiers Who Fought It; The Civilians Who Directed It; and His Relations to It and to Them BY GEORGE B. Late Major-General Commanding the Armies.
FIRST EDITION FINE - CONDITION. First-Hand Source Memoir by a Major Participant in the War Handsome Shoulder Strap Edition Loaded with Three Great Maps and Plans, 10 Full-Page, Illustrations and Facsimile Documents Contains Official and Personal Correspondence and Reports; Fully Indexed. HANDSOMELY PUBLISHED BY CHARLES L. WEBSTER AND COMPANY, NEW YORK, IN 1887.
This is the memoir of Union General George B. THIS BOOK IS IN FINE - CONDITION. This original, Civil War memoir is handsomely bound in dark green oil cloth with the distinctive Shoulder Strap cover designs with gold lettering on the cover and spine, with the Major General rank on the spine, and with the medallion of McClellans command on the cover. This book is in wonderful condition; the photos don't do it justice. It is clean, sharp, bright and has solid binding throughout.
The book has no bumping or discernible edge wear. The pages are clean and in exceptionally nice condition.
The book has a prior owner signature, dated 1887, of J. I have not evaluated this name to determine if it is to a Civil War solidier. The book also has two pasteboards on the front end page, one being a private one to another Washburn a relative? The book has no other writing.It has no foxing, smudging, stamps, pasteboards or other markings. It is not an ex-library book.
The binding has solid throughout the book; both hinges are fine and solid and the book has no looseness. Be sure to add me to your. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
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