Fair Oaks 1862

McClellan’s Peninsula campaign

Fair Oaks 1862 cover

Fair Oaks 1862

McClellan’s Peninsula campaign

Description

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.

Table of 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

Product details

Published May 26 2022
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472853295
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 86 b/w; 19 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 124
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

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Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…

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