Coverart for item
The Resource Lincoln's lieutenants : the high command of the Army of the Potomac, Stephen W. Sears

Lincoln's lieutenants : the high command of the Army of the Potomac, Stephen W. Sears

Label
Lincoln's lieutenants : the high command of the Army of the Potomac
Title
Lincoln's lieutenants
Title remainder
the high command of the Army of the Potomac
Statement of responsibility
Stephen W. Sears
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The High Command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864. The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War. President Lincoln oversaw, argued with, and finally tamed his unruly team of generals as the eastern army was stabilized by an unsung supporting cast of corps, division, and brigade generals. With characteristic style and insight, Stephen Sears brings these courageous, determined officers, who rose through the ranks and led from the front, to life and legend."--Jacket
Cataloging source
JFK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sears, Stephen W
Dewey number
973.7/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E470
LC item number
.S43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Military campaigns
  • Military leadership
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / Military / United States
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Label
Lincoln's lieutenants : the high command of the Army of the Potomac, Stephen W. Sears
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [768]-858) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Civil war seems inevitable..." -- An army for battle -- A new army, a new era -- Quiet along the Potomac -- Grand Army, grand campaign -- Toward the gates of Richmond -- The seven days -- Summer of discontent -- "Little Mac is back!" -- Wednesday, bloody Wednesday -- "An auger too dull to take hold" -- Trial on the Rappahannock -- Joe Hooker in command -- Pennsylvania showdown -- A contest of little purpose -- "...there is to be no turning back" -- To James River -- Long road to Appomattox -- Epilogue
Control code
1725577
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 884 pages
Isbn
9780618428250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1725577
  • (Sirsi) 1725577
  • (OCoLC)967347296
Label
Lincoln's lieutenants : the high command of the Army of the Potomac, Stephen W. Sears
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [768]-858) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Civil war seems inevitable..." -- An army for battle -- A new army, a new era -- Quiet along the Potomac -- Grand Army, grand campaign -- Toward the gates of Richmond -- The seven days -- Summer of discontent -- "Little Mac is back!" -- Wednesday, bloody Wednesday -- "An auger too dull to take hold" -- Trial on the Rappahannock -- Joe Hooker in command -- Pennsylvania showdown -- A contest of little purpose -- "...there is to be no turning back" -- To James River -- Long road to Appomattox -- Epilogue
Control code
1725577
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 884 pages
Isbn
9780618428250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1725577
  • (Sirsi) 1725577
  • (OCoLC)967347296

Library Locations

    • Memorial Hall Library (Andover)Borrow it
      2 North Main Street, Andover, MA, 01810, US
      42.6568333 -71.141443
Processing Feedback ...