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Army of the Potomac

A stillness at Appomattox

by Bruce Catton

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Campaigns,
  • Regimental histories,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    Other titlesA stillness at Appomattox.
    SeriesThe Army of the Potomac
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE470.2 .C39
    The Physical Object
    Pagination438 p.
    Number of Pages438
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24870660M
    LC Control Number53009982
    OCLC/WorldCa423952383

    This is a story well and fairly told. A new history of the Army of the Potomac has been a long time in coming, but it has certainly been worth the wait–because like Bruce Catton’s trilogy, this book is destined to become a : Historynet Staff.   For this last post about Marylanders in the Army of the Potomac, I want to discuss the story of the Prentiss brothers, two Baltimoreans who served in opposing armies. The Union brother, Lt. Col. Clifton Prentiss, was part of the Army of the Potomac’s 6 th Corps. He was mortally wounded in one of the last battles, the April 2, , assault.

      Buy a cheap copy of The Army of the Potomac book by Bruce Catton. First Edition. Author: Bruce Catton Publisher: Fairfax Press pages, including index. Hardback, with red dust jacket. Free shipping over $/5(1). Army of the Potomac trilogy In the early s, Catton published three books known collectively as the Army of the Potomac trilogy, a history of that army. For Mr. Lincoln's Army (), the first volume, Catton recounted the army's formation, the command of George B. McClellan, the Peninsula Campaign, the Northern Virginia Campaign, and the Children: William Bruce Catton.

    The first book in Bruce Catton's Pulitzer Prize-winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Mr. Lincoln's Army is a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War, when a fledgling Union Army took its stumbling first steps under the command of the controversial general George McClellan. The Fifth Army Corps (Army of the Potomac): A Record of Operations During the Civil War in the United States of America, William Henry Powell G.P. Putnam's Sons, - United States - pagesReviews: 1.


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Excellent three-volume set of the history of "Mr. Lincoln's Army", the Army of the Potomac, at one time the largest, best trained, best equipped army in the world. The books tell of Lincoln's frustration trying to find the "right" general to lead this army and of its many setbacks in the first years of the Civil War/5(3).

This is the first book of a trilogy by author Bruce Catton about the Civil War exploits of the Army of the Potomac. Its a wonderfully written account of the period from the summer after the start of the war (Ap ) to when its first commander, George McClellan, was permanently relieved by President Lincoln on November 5, /5().

This book's author has written many scholarly books on the U S Civil War. It is book two of his "The Army of the Potomac" Trilogy. Book one and, so far, this book have been all that I expected them to be. I am confident that this book will continue to live up to expectations.5/5(14). This book is not for the casual Civil War reader.

It is pages of minutiae on the establishment and first combat (Bull Run) of what would become the Army of the Potomac, until McClellan takes command in August/September Beatie's writing is very dry, but interesting/5. The first book in Bruce Catton’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Mr.

Lincoln’s Army is a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War, when a fledgling Union Army took its stumbling first steps under the command of the controversial general George McClellan.

Following the secession of the Southern states, a beleaguered President Abraham Lincoln Cited by: This book written by Bruce Catton is the first book of Army of Potomac trilogy. This book recounts the struggle between Army of The Potomac and Army of Virginia.

This historical work deals with the Army of the Potomac between the battles of Fredericksburg to Gettysburg. It deals primarily with the inept Union generals but there are glimpses of the view of the common soldier/5(77).

"Taaffe's examination of these men is a welcome contribution to historiography concerning the Army of the Potomac and the Union war effort as a whole. [This book] provides a clear and insightful view of complicated military organization, or disorganization.

Deserves a place on the shelves of Civil War scholars and 'buffs' alike."--Cited by: 6. Before the Lost Cause onslaught, William Swinton published a popular history in titled Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac that paid tribute to the Northern soldiers but also unintentionally provided fodder to the propaganda cause of exConfederates.

Army of the Potomac Series The APS began in with the publication of the 93rd Pennsylvania regimental. It is a select series of reprints and new publications, sturdily and attractively bound. Popular Army Of The Potomac Books Showing of 47 The Army of the Potomac: Order of Battle,with Commanders, Strengths, Losses and More (Paperback).

The Army of the Potomac: Glory Road,by Bruce Catton. This is one volume in a series of 3 (we have the other two listed seperately). Hardcover with dust jacket, pages, published by Doubleday & Company/5(9).

Moving freely among the Union Army of the Potomac, he befriended a host of officers, some famous as well as living day to day with the common soldier.

During this time, he took copious notes on the strategies, battle plans, troop movements, successes and failures of the army stationed in and around Washington D.C. which in time William Swinton /5. Almost pages left. yeah This book is very informative on the Army of the Pottomic and how the Lincoln administration nearly destroyed it by manhandling it.

The 's was a time of deceit and corruption. Everybody was trying to get rich on the back of this unlucky army and the policies of the political powers of the day/5. Army of the Potomac book.

Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. For General George B. McClellan, the dejected Union troops who p /5. History. The Army of the Potomac was created in but was then only the size of a corps (relative to the size of Union armies later in the war).

Its nucleus was called the Army of Northeastern Virginia, under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell, and it was the army that fought (and lost) the war's first major battle, the First Battle of Bull arrival in Washington, D.C., of Maj. Branch: United States Army.

It recounts the American Civil War 's final year, describing the campaigns of Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia during to the end of the war in It is the final volume of the Army of the Potomac trilogy that includes Mr. Lincoln's Army () and Glory Road ().Publisher: Doubleday and Company.

Commanding the Army of the Potomac. by Stephen R. Taaffe, University Press of Kansas,pages, $ The corps system of military organization was unknown in the U.S. Army before the Civil War. These book on topic Army Of The Potomac highly popular among the readers worldwide.

CHECK IT OUT The Army of the Potomac: Order of Battle,with Commanders, Strengths, Losses and More by Darrell L.

Collins. The book focuses on the Army of the Potomac from just before the Second Battle of Bull Run until just after the brutal battle of Antietem. This account makes McClellan a lot more sympathetic than most history accounts/5. The Army of the Potomac book series by Bruce Catton includes books Mr.

Lincoln's Army, Glory Road, and A Stillness at Appomattox. See the complete Army of the Potomac series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award During the Civil War, thirty-six officers in the Army of the Potomac were assigned corps commands of up to 30, men.

Collectively charged with leading the Union's most significant field army, these leaders proved their courage in countless battlefields from Gettysburg to Antietam to Cold : The Army of the Potomac has, arguably, fared less well in the battle for the memory of the Civil War.

William Swinton, a wartime correspondent for The New York Times, wrote one of the first unit histories of the Civil War. Published inCampaigns of the Army of the Potomac weighed a hefty pages.

All of this because Swinton hoped to win.