By Kevin Dougherty

ISBN-10: 1578067529

ISBN-13: 9781578067527

The Peninsula crusade of 1862: an army research КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: college Press of MississippiАвтор(ы): Kevin Dougherty, J. Michael MooreЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2005Количество страниц: 194ISBN: 1-57806-752-9Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 1.77 mb RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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The first of these was a reorganization of the Army of the Potomac into four corps. The question of a corps reorganization was not a new one. Lincoln, Stanton, McClellan, and the Radical leaders in Congress had discussed it for weeks. However, now what was once a technical military problem had become a political military one. The officers of the Army of the Potomac were divided into two distinct factions. One group included several senior generals who were Republican in politics and favored wartime emancipation.

In Freeman’s assessment, “More often than not, Hill was sound in his adverse military judgment, though apt to disregard practical difficulties; but his insistence on pointing out the errors of others, at the same time that he dwelt on the accomplishments of his own men, irritated some of his comrades” (Lee’s Lieutenants 1:631). THEOPHILUS HOLMES (1804–1880) Holmes graduated forty-fourth among the forty-six members of the West Point class of 1829 and served in the Seminole and Mexican Wars. He resigned from the army on April 22, 1861, and was subsequently appointed brigadier general in the Confederate States Army on June 5 by his West Point classmate, Jefferson Davis (Boatner 406).

With Lee’s reconcentration of forces, Holmes brought a division to the Peninsula. Clifford Dowdey is unsparing in his contempt for Holmes, calling him an “incompetent legacy from the Old Army” and “one of the Old Army relics whom time had unfitted for war” (Seven Days 125, 296). Aged THE KEY CONFEDERATES 23 beyond his fifty-seven years and quite deaf, Holmes was almost comical in his ineptitude. At Malvern Hill his troops were subjected to a murderous fire from the Federal gunboats with explosions that D.

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