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THE TALE UNTWISTED: General George B. McClellan, the Maryland Campaign, and the Discovery of Lee's Lost Orders

THE TALE UNTWISTED: General George B. McClellan, the Maryland Campaign, and the Discovery of Lee's Lost Orders
by Thorp, Gene

1-235750

The discovery of Robert E. Lee's Special Orders No. 191 outside of Frederick, Maryland, on September 13, 1862, is one of the most important and hotly disputed events of the American Civil War. For more than 150 years, historians have debated if George McClellan, commander of the Union Army of the Potomac, dawdled after receiving a copy of the orders before warily advancing to challenge Lee's forces atop South Mountain.

Explains in exhaustive fashion how McClellan in fact moved with uncharacteristic energy to counter the Confederate threat and take advantage of Lee's divided forces, seizing the initiative and striking a blow in the process that wrecked Lee's plans and sent his army reeling back toward Virginia.

1 vol, 192 pgs 2023 US, SAVAS BEATIE
NEW-pb, available late January 2023 ......$19.00 rct

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