Fair Oaks 1862: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign (Campaign, Volume 124)

By Angus Konstam

Following its humiliating defeat on the First conflict of Bull Run, basic George B. McClellan took command of the Union military of the Potomac. within the spring of 1862, having rebuilt his forces, the "Little Napoleon" devised a plan to finish the battle in one crusade. Transporting his military through sea to the Virginia Peninsula, he may outflank accomplice forces and march unopposed on Richmond, the Southern capital. over the top warning squandered the chance, even if, and on 31 may perhaps the Confederates struck at McClellan's divided forces at reasonable Oaks. This booklet info McClellan's arguable Peninsula crusade and the southern try to halt the Union juggernaut.

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