The Seven Days: The Emergence of Lee

The Seven Days: The Emergence of Lee

by Clifford Dowdey
     
 

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During the Seven Days Campaign--the series of battles fought near Richmond at the end of June 1862--General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia routed General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Although the Confederates repulsed the powerful offensive of the Yankees, they failed to win a complete and decisive victory. The campaign had far-reaching… See more details below

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During the Seven Days Campaign--the series of battles fought near Richmond at the end of June 1862--General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia routed General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Although the Confederates repulsed the powerful offensive of the Yankees, they failed to win a complete and decisive victory. The campaign had far-reaching consequences for both sides: depriving McClellan of a military decision meant the war would continue for two more years, and the chance for Southern victory would never come again. The Seven Days memorably depicts a turning point in the war and in American history.

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Dowdey "brings to an encyclopedic knowledge of the facts a freshness that makes the story seem new. . . . [It] is an examination of the critical moments when history goes off on a new course."—Bruce Catton, American Heritag

— Bruce Catton

American Heritage - Bruce Catton
Dowdey "brings to an encyclopedic knowledge of the facts a freshness that makes the story seem new. . . . [It] is an examination of the critical moments when history goes off on a new course."—Bruce Catton, American Heritag

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803265943
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.85(d)

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