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To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign
     

To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign

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by Stephen W. Sears
 

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The Peninsular Campaign of 1862 was the largest offensive of the American Civil War. General McClellan's grand scheme was to advance up the Virginia Peninsula and destroy the Confederate army in its own capital. Initially successful, the plan deteriorated at the gates of Richmond.

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To The Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Just finished reading this book and it was probably the the best Civil War book I've ever read. Sears has a balanced, clear, insightful style that far surpasses his too-partisan or too-dramatic predecessors. I'd never read about this incredibly influential campaign that basically set the stage for the rest of the war. HIGHLY recommended.
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Sears presents a readable and understandable review of the events and main characters of the Peninsula Campaign of 1862. The Peninsula Campaign led Lee to decide to cross the Potomac into Maryland in late 1862. This book leaves many doubts in my mind about General McClellan. General Lee comes to the head of the Confederate army at Richmond. The battle of the Seven Days and related battles of the Peninsula campaign are tied together in a clear fashion. This book clarifies the main events of the Eastern Theater that determined the course of the war in the East in 1862.