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On Campaign with the Army of the Potomac
     

On Campaign with the Army of the Potomac

by Stephen W. Sears (Editor), Stephen W. Sears, Theodore Ayrault Dodge
 

Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1842-1909) was the nineteenth century's greatest military historian and author of biographies of Hannibal, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Gustavus Adolphus and Napoleon.

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Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1842-1909) was the nineteenth century's greatest military historian and author of biographies of Hannibal, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Gustavus Adolphus and Napoleon.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815410300
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/10/2001
Edition description:
1ST COOPER
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.99(d)

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