McClellan's Own Story. The War for the Union. Civil War Memoir, George B. McClellan.

McClellan's Own Story. The War for the Union.

New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1887. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine bright copy (previous owner name on flyleaf) in green cloth binding with the Army of the Potomac Society emblem in gilt and red on the front board. General George Brinton McClellan is one of the most controversial figures of the American Civil War. He was beloved by the soldiers of the Army of the Potomac, insubordinate to his commander in chief, a master at preparing for war but cautious about engaging, Criticized throughout the remainder of his life, he never publicly defended his actions as commander of the Union army. Here, however, his posthumously-published memoir provides his answers to the critics.Using a combination of military documents, his own field records, and letters to his beloved wife Nelly, McClellan does not attempt a full autobiography but instead focuses on his short time as general in chief of the army. Item #26797

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