To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - History - 468 pages
To the Gates of Richmond charts the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, General George McClellan’s grand scheme to march up the Virginia Peninsula and take the Confederate capital. For three months McClellan battled his way toward Richmond, but then Robert E. Lee took command of the Confederate forces. In seven days, Lee drove the cautious McClellan out, thereby changing the course of the war. Intelligent and well researched, To the Gates of Richmond vividly recounts one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
 

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Robert E. Lee's overly ambitious tactics, poorly drafted orders, and the Army of Northern Virginia's sloppy execution of his battle plans, are highlighted in Stephen W. Sears's history of the ... Read full review

TO THE GATES OF RICHMOND: The Peninsula Campaign

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In George B. McClellan (1988) and his work editing the papers of the Union general, Sears established himself as the critical but indispensable authority on flawed ``Little Mac.'' Now, in a stirring ... Read full review

Contents

Siege of York town April 5May3 1862 51
31
Enemy at the Gates
63
Battle of Williamsburg May 5 1862
71
The Shenandoah Valley Theater MarchJune 1862
101
Advance to the Chickahominy May 630 1862
115
Seven Pines as Planned May 31 1862
122
Battle of Seven Pines May 31 1862
139
The Seven Days
179
Advance to Gainess Mill
220
Battle of Savages Station June 29 1862
271
Battle of Glendale
297
Battle of Malvern Hill
328
The Armies at Yorktown
359
The Armies at Seven Pines
369
The Armies in the Seven Days
379
Acknowledgments
393

Stuarts Ride Around McClellan June 1215 1862 777
185
Advance to Mechanicsville
198
Battle of Mechanicsville
205
Bibliography
437
Index
451
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STEPHEN W. SEARS is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War, including Gettysburg and Landscape Turned Red. The New York Times Book Review has called him “arguably the preeminent living historian of the war's eastern theater.” He is a former editor for American Heritage.

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