The Military Memoirs of General John Pope


Newspaper articles by Union Gen. John Pope, collected for the first time, provide a detailed review of his campaigns and vivid character sketches of such illustrious figures as Lincoln and Stanton.

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Newspaper articles by Union Gen. John Pope, collected for the first time, provide a detailed review of his campaigns and vivid character sketches of such illustrious figures as Lincoln and Stanton.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
[The authors] have done General Pope a great service by letting Pope's letters, memoirs, and recollections speak for themselves.

North Carolina Historical Review

Readers willing to reconsider Pope will welcome the fresh perspective the book offers on his career.

Military History

An essential firsthand account to join the ranks of those of Sherman and Grant.

Kirkus Reviews

[A] valuable lens on a troubled time, and a new look at a troubled man.

John J. Hennessy, author of Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807865248
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 8/10/2010
  • Series: Civil War America Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Cozzens is a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State and the author of four highly acclaimed Civil War books.

Robert I. Girardi is a Chicago police detective, Civil War historian, and president of the Chicago Civil War Round Table.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Missouri in 1861
1 The Rush to the Ranks 3
2 An Unpleasant Page of History 15
3 Quiet and Good Order Are of All Things Desirable 21
Pt. 2 New Madrid and Island No. 10
4 The Conduct of the Troops Was Splendid 43
Pt. 3 The Siege of Corinth
5 We Sauntered Along Slowly 61
6 Confederate Generals at Corinth 76
7 Federal Generals at Corinth 88
8 We Frittered Away Our Strength 105
Pt. 4 The Second Bull Run Campaign
9 Summoned East: I Was Most Reluctant to Leave 113
10 The Battle of Cedar Mountain: Always a Source of Regret 126
11 Leave Pope to Get Out of His Scrape 143
Pt. 5 Miscellaneous Recollections
12 Abraham Lincoln 173
13 The Mexican War and Washington in 1861 188
14 Prominent Confederates 205
15 West Pointers to the Front 210
Appendix A Postwar Correspondence between Pope and the Comte de Paris Pertaining to the Second Bull Run Campaign 217
Appendix B Pope's Memoirs in the National Tribune 239
Notes 243
Index 281
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