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The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac

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andlt;iandgt;The Sword of Lincolnandlt;/iandgt; is the first authoritative single-volume history of the Army of the Potomac in many years. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; From Bull Run to Gettysburg to Appomattox, the Army of the Potomac repeatedly fought — and eventually defeated — Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia. Jeffry D. Wert, one of our finest Civil War historians, brings to life the battles, the generals, and the common soldiers who fought for the Union and ultimately prevailed. The Army of the Potomac endured a string of losses under a succession of flawed commanders — McClellan, Burnside, and Hooker — until at Gettysburg it won a decisive battle under a new commander, General George Meade. Within a year the Army of the Potomac would come under the overall leadership of the Union's new general-in-chief, Ulysses S. Grant. Under Grant the army would finally trap and defeat Lee and his forces. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Wert's history draws on letters and diaries, some previously unpublished, to show us what army life was like. Throughout the book Wert shows how Lincoln carefully monitored the operations of the Army of the Potomac, learning as the war progressed, until he found in Grant the commander he'd long sought. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Perceptive in its analysis and compellingly written, andlt;iandgt;The Sword of Lincolnandlt;/iandgt; is the finest modern account of the army that was central to the Civil War.

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From one of today's greatest Civil War historians comes the first authoritative history in decades of the Army of the Potomac. "Lively, informative . . . full of fresh detail . . . a page-turner. Wert is a fine scholar."--"The New York Times Book Review."

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Jeffrey D. Wertandlt;/bandgt; is the author ofandnbsp;eight previous books on Civil War topics, most recently andlt;iandgt;Cavalryman of the Lost Cause andlt;/iandgt;andandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;The Sword of Lincolnandlt;/iandgt;. His articles and essays on the Civil War have appeared in many publications, includingandlt;iandgt; Civil War Times Illustratedandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;American History Illustratedandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Blue and Grayandlt;/iandgt;. A former history teacher at Penns Valley High School, he lives in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, slightly more than one hour from the battlefield at Gettysburg.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743225076
Author:
Wert, Jeffry D.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Wert, Jeffry D.
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 bandamp;w photos andamp; maps
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 19.145 oz

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"Synopsis" by , From one of today's greatest Civil War historians comes the first authoritative history in decades of the Army of the Potomac. "Lively, informative . . . full of fresh detail . . . a page-turner. Wert is a fine scholar."--"The New York Times Book Review."
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