The Richmond Campaign of 1862: The Peninsula and the Seven Days

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Gary W. Gallagher
UNC Press Books, 2000 - History - 272 pages
The Richmond campaign of April-July 1862 ranks as one of the most important military operations of the first years of the American Civil War. Key political, diplomatic, social, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan fac

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This was a very biased book and displayed Stephen Sears rush to judgment and selective quoting of sources to support his conclusions. For a complete analysis book review please go to:


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Gary W Gallagher is a civil war historian with a special interest in the military aspects of the war. He is the author or co-author of several books including Lee and His Generals in War and Memory and The Confederate War. He has also served as President of the Association of Preservation of Civil War sites. He is a professor of history at the University of Virginia.

Gary W. Gallagher is John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia and author or editor of numerous books, including Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War (from the University of North Carolina Press).

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