Second Manassas 1862

Second Manassas 1862

Robert E Lee’s greatest victory

Campaign 95
  • Author: John Langellier
  • Illustrator: Mike Adams
  • Short code: CAM 95
  • Publication Date: 25 Feb 2002
  • Number of Pages: 96
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There never was such a campaign, not even by Napoleon wrote Confederate General Pender of the Second Manassas campaign in which the gray-bearded Virginian, Robert E Lee, came as close as he ever would to exterminating his Northern enemies. In so doing, Lee established himself as the South's pre-eminent military commander and the Army of Northern Virginia as it's most powerful weapon. The fighting in northern Virginia left Union General John Pope's career in tatters and proved the South was a power to be reckoned with. This book's powerful account demonstrates that during that fateful summer of 1862 Lee's soldiers were fighting for anything but a lost cause.

Biographical Note

John P. Langellier received his bachelor's and master's degrees in History from the University of San Diego and his Ph.D. in Military History from Kansas State University. He is the author of numerous books and monographs, including Warrior 31 Union Infantryman 1861-65 and Men-at-Arms 281 US Dragoons 1833-55. Mike Adams has been a freelance illustrator for 25 years and has worked on a wide variety of subjects. He has an honours degree in History of Art and Architecture and was cover illustrator for Publisher Mondadori (Milan/Verona) during the 1990s. His covers are now sought after by collectors worldwide. He has illustrated subjects as varied as the Anglo-Saxons and modern nuclear submarines, as well as numerous novels, children's books and sports prints. This is his first book for Osprey.


Origins of the Second Manassas Campaign
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Armies
Opposing plans
Jackson's Raid on Manassas
The Second Battle of Manassas
The Road to Antietam
The Battlefield Today

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