Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: General McClellan after the Battle of Antietam (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

Overview

After a series of stunning victories, Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia invaded Maryland in September 1862, hoping to score both victories in battle and propaganda victories that might help the Confederacy earn international recognition. Instead, a copy of Lee’s marching orders made it to the Army of the Potomac, spurring General George B. McClellan to move his army at a pace faster than Lee anticipated. Lee gave battle on September 17,...
See more details below
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: General McClellan after the Battle of Antietam (Illustrated)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$0.99
BN.com price

Overview

After a series of stunning victories, Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia invaded Maryland in September 1862, hoping to score both victories in battle and propaganda victories that might help the Confederacy earn international recognition. Instead, a copy of Lee’s marching orders made it to the Army of the Potomac, spurring General George B. McClellan to move his army at a pace faster than Lee anticipated. Lee gave battle on September 17, turning the battle into the bloodiest single day of the war, and his army barely escaped destruction.

Despite heavily outnumbering the Southern army and badly damaging it during the battle, McClellan declined to pursue Lee across the Potomac, citing shortages of equipment and the fear of overextending his forces. General-in-Chief Henry W. Halleck wrote in his official report, "The long inactivity of so large an army in the face of a defeated foe, and during the most favorable season for rapid movements and a vigorous campaign, was a matter of great disappointment and regret." Lincoln relieved McClellan of his command of the Army of the Potomac on November 7, effectively ending the general's military career.

The correspondence between General McClellan and officials in the Administration, including Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and General-in-chief Henry Halleck, in which the officials try to piece together the reasons for McClellan’s delay, was preserved as part of The War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. This edition of the Official Records includes the correspondence and pictures McClellan, Lincoln, Stanton, Halleck, the battlefield and more.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013016200
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 8/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 211 KB

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)