Fair Oaks 1862

Fair Oaks 1862

McClellan’s Peninsula campaign

Campaign 124
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Short code: CAM 124
  • Publication Date: 17 Dec 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841766805
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

Following its humiliating defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run, General George B. McClellan took command of the Union Army of the Potomac. In the spring of 1862, having rebuilt his forces, the "Little Napoleon" devised a plan to end the war in a single campaign. Transporting his army by sea to the Virginia Peninsula, he would outflank Confederate forces and march unopposed on Richmond, the Southern capital. Excessive caution squandered the opportunity, however, and on 31 May the Confederates struck at McClellan's divided forces at Fair Oaks. This book details McClellan's controversial Peninsula campaign and the southern attempt to halt the Union juggernaut.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He is now based in London, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer. Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for renowned publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began. This is Steve's first commission for the Campaign Series.

Contents

Introduction
Origins of the Campaign
Chronology
Opposing Plans
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Armies
The Campaign
The Battle of Fair Oaks
Aftermath
The Battlefield Today
Further Reading
Index

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