Original Civil War

McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED

McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED

McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED   McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED
McCLELLANS 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 FIRST EDITION NEAR 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 UNION BOOKSHELF #56 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 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 Major General ranks insignia is sharp and bright. The gold lettering and decorative highlights have a light touch of fading. The exterior is clean with no bumping; it has light rubbing and edge wear with a small wear spot to the top spine tip as shown. The pages are generally clean and in excellent condition, but a few of the first pages have some water staining to the edges.

The book has no writing, smudging, foxing, stamps or pasteboards. It is not an ex-library book. The binding has solid throughout the book; but the front hinge has a touch of separation. The book contains a frontispiece illustration of General McClellan as well as other illustrations and maps throughout the book. Overall a nice, original, 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. Late Major-General Commanding the Armies. FIRST EDITION NEAR 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 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.

Be sure to add me to your. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED" is in sale since Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "books_of_valor" and is located in Burke, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Author: General George B. McClellan
  • Binding: Fine Binding
  • Language: English
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Special Attributes: Illustrated
  • Subject: Military & War
  • Topic: Civil War (1861-65)
  • Year Printed: 1887

McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED   McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY GENERAL GEORGE McCLELLAN CIVIL WAR MEMOIR 1887 FIRST ED