On Campaign with the Army of the Potomac

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Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1842-1909) was one of the nineteenth century's great military historians and author of biographies of Hannibal, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Gustavus Adolphus, and Napoleon Bonaparte -- classics that are still read and valued for their scholarship and style.

But Dodge was anything but an "armchair" military historian. As a lieutenant colonel in the Army of the Potomac's 101st and later the 119th New York infantry regiments, he participated in the ...

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Overview

Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1842-1909) was one of the nineteenth century's great military historians and author of biographies of Hannibal, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Gustavus Adolphus, and Napoleon Bonaparte -- classics that are still read and valued for their scholarship and style.

But Dodge was anything but an "armchair" military historian. As a lieutenant colonel in the Army of the Potomac's 101st and later the 119th New York infantry regiments, he participated in the Civil War's fiercest and costliest fighting in the Seven Days' Battle and Second Bull Run, where he was wounded. At Chancellorsville, Dodge's regiment -- surprised and routed by Stonewall Jackson's celebrated flanking maneuver -- found itself at the epicenter of the battle and subsequent controversy. Dodge's journal furnishes the best and most complete eyewitness account of the corps' ten-day experience marching and fighting. On the bloody field of Gettysburg, Dodge lost a leg and was temporarily taken prisoner.

Bright, articulate, and observant, Dodge kept an almost daily record of his service from June 1862 through July 1863, from the Peninsula Campaign to Gettysburg.

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Editorial Reviews

America's Civil War Magazine
A splendid diarist's account of the war... . Combining detailed descriptions of camp life and battle, and excellently written, it is a most worthy addition to its genre.
Booklist
Whether he is passing judgement on superior officers, describing the everyday humdrum of soldier life, or pondering why he was fighting, Dodge's observations are unfailingly interesting. Filled with incisive observations and pennetrating commentary on subjects ranging from generalship to the political objectives of the conflict, this narrative is sure to enrich and inform our understanding of both the war and the men who fought it.
— Brooks D. Simpson
Civil War Book Review
With a helping hand from editor Stephen W. Sears, Dodge's account of life in the Army of the Potomac is one of the freshest to emerge in recent years...His description of life on the march and in camp is enlightening. His thoughts on the Seven Days' Battles and Burnside's infamous "Mud March" are refreshing, and his account of the Chancellorsville Campaign is first-rate. For today's readers, then, On Campaign with the Army of the Potomac is as significant a work as the author's acclaimed histories of the war were in their day.
— Eric Ethier
Concord Monitor
Under even the most trying conditions, Dodge kept his journal faithfully. His accounts of Chancelorsville and the march to Gettysburg, where he lost his right foot, are crisp and detailed. ... Dodge's journal also answers succinctly the questions modern readers would most want to ask him.
Forecast
A vivid, firsthand account of the Civil War.
Gary W. Gallagher
...memorable vignettes of soldiers under stress, and unsparing criticism of Union officers who seemed unable to place their men in a position to win victories. With this edition of Dodge's work, Stephen W. Sears has made a worthy contribution to the literature on the Civil War in the Eastern Theater.
Albert Castel
Published here for the first time, Dodge's journal will become a classic of Civil War literature, for it is the day-to-day record of a young officer who could write as well as fight and did both superbly.
Booklist - Brooks D. Simpson
Whether he is passing judgement on superior officers, describing the everyday humdrum of soldier life, or pondering why he was fighting, Dodge's observations are unfailingly interesting. Filled with incisive observations and pennetrating commentary on subjects ranging from generalship to the political objectives of the conflict, this narrative is sure to enrich and inform our understanding of both the war and the men who fought it.
Civil War Book Review - Eric Ethier
With a helping hand from editor Stephen W. Sears, Dodge's account of life in the Army of the Potomac is one of the freshest to emerge in recent years...His description of life on the march and in camp is enlightening. His thoughts on the Seven Days' Battles and Burnside's infamous "Mud March" are refreshing, and his account of the Chancellorsville Campaign is first-rate. For today's readers, then, On Campaign with the Army of the Potomac is as significant a work as the author's acclaimed histories of the war were in their day.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815410300
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/10/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST COOPER
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
1 Off to the Wars 1
2 The Seven Days 25
3 Waiting at Harrison's Landing 47
4 To the Plains of Manassas 73
5 Marking Time in the Eleventh Corps 93
6 A Winter of Discontent 113
7 Hooker Takes Command 157
8 Waiting for Spring 195
9 Defeated at Chancellorsville 229
10 Respite between Battles 259
11 On the Road to Gettysburg 279
Appendix Left Wounded on the Field 309
Index 331
About the Editor 341
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