McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY 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. McCLELLAN Late Major-General Commanding the Armies NEAR FINE CONDITION First-Hand Source Memoir by a Major Participant in the War Handsome "Shoulder Strap" Edition Loaded with Great Maps, Illustrations, Portraits and Facsimile Documents HANDSOMELY PUBLISHED BY CHARLES L.WEBSTER AND COMPANY, NEW YORK, IN 1887 This is the memoir of Union General George B. McClellan, written by him and with the addition of a biographical sketch by another that knew him well. This handsome, collectible, antiquarian book is part of the scarce "Shoulder Strap" series. His detailed memoir is a classic book for Civil War collectors. Here you have his experiences, explained in his own words. The battles, his relationship with fellow commanders and the civilian leadership, his challenges, his successes, and his failures, his opponents, the politics, and much more all in the words of this important and key Union General and all handsomely presented in this wonderful book. General McClellan Born in Philadelphia on December 3, 1826. He graduated from West Point in 1846 before serving in the Mexican War. 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 and the medallion of McClellan's command on the cover and the shoulder board of a Major General on the spine. The gold-gilded lettering on the spine remains bright, but the cover lettering and medallion have faded some.
The exterior is clean no bumping, but the book has light rubbing and there is some edge wear to the spine tips and corners as shown. The interior is clean and the pages are in excellent condition. The book has no writing, smudging, foxing, stamps, pasteboards or other markings. The binding is solid throughout the book; it has no looseness or lean, but the hinges have repaired paper cracks. The end pages are printed with a decorative floral design.
The book is loaded with wonderful facsimile documents, engraved illustrations and maps. This is a nice, original of this highly-collectible "Shoulder Strap" memoir of 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. Late Major-General Commanding the Armies. First-Hand Source Memoir by a Major Participant in the War Handsome "Shoulder Strap" Edition Loaded with Great Maps, Illustrations, Portraits and Facsimile Documents.HANDSOMELY PUBLISHED BY CHARLES L. WEBSTER AND COMPANY, NEW YORK, IN. This is the memoir of Union General George B. 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 and the medallion of McClellan's command on the cover and the shoulder board of a Major General on the spine. Be sure to add me to your. Get images that make Supersized seem small.
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