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.
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