The Resource To the gates of Richmond : the peninsula campaign, Stephen W. Sears

To the gates of Richmond : the peninsula campaign, Stephen W. Sears

Label
To the gates of Richmond : the peninsula campaign
Title
To the gates of Richmond
Title remainder
the peninsula campaign
Statement of responsibility
Stephen W. Sears
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Peninsula campaign of 1862 was the largest campaign of the Civil War. More men were assembled on the Virginia Peninsula for this battle for the capital of the Confederacy than for any other operation of the war. Now Stephen Sears, the award-winning author of Landscape Turned Red, provides the first complete, full-length account of the campaign ever written, a masterly narrative by one of our foremost historians. The Peninsula campaign was General George McClellan's
  • Grand scheme to advance from Yorktown up the Virginia Peninsula and destroy the Rebel army in its own capital. Though initially successful, McClellan's plans fell through at the gates of Richmond. Assuming command of the Confederate forces, Robert E. Lee split his army and proceeded to deliver a series of hammer blows against the Federals. Though the Confederates were not invariably victorious on the field, Lee's will to fight so surpassed McClellan's that in the end the
  • Union forces were expelled from the Peninsula. Weaving together narrative, military analysis, and firsthand testimony from the diaries and letters of Union and Confederate soldiers, Stephen Sears has crafted a magisterial history. It is at once a ground-breaking study of the great Civil War engagement, an unforgettable picture of men at war, and a sobering reflection of the role of individuals on the outcome of events
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sears, Stephen W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E473.6
LC item number
.S43 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peninsular Campaign
  • Peninsular Campaign, 1862
  • Halbinsel-Feldzug
Label
To the gates of Richmond : the peninsula campaign, Stephen W. Sears
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Seven days to a decision -- 2. Stride of a giant -- 3. Siege -- 4. A fighting retreat -- 5. March to the Chickahominy -- 6. Battle at the Seven Pines -- 7. Lee takes command -- 8. "Stonewall is behind them!" -- 9. Gaine's Mill -- 10. The flight -- 11. Opportunity at Glendale -- 12. The guns of Malvern Hill -- 13. Richmond delivered
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 468 pages
Isbn
9780395701010
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92006923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25316567
  • (OCoLC)ocm25316567
Label
To the gates of Richmond : the peninsula campaign, Stephen W. Sears
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Seven days to a decision -- 2. Stride of a giant -- 3. Siege -- 4. A fighting retreat -- 5. March to the Chickahominy -- 6. Battle at the Seven Pines -- 7. Lee takes command -- 8. "Stonewall is behind them!" -- 9. Gaine's Mill -- 10. The flight -- 11. Opportunity at Glendale -- 12. The guns of Malvern Hill -- 13. Richmond delivered
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 468 pages
Isbn
9780395701010
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92006923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25316567
  • (OCoLC)ocm25316567

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