Return to Bull Run

“This comprehensively researched, well-written book represents the definitive account of Robert E. Lee’s triumph over Union leader John Pope in the summer of 1862.

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Author: John J. Hennessy

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806186726

Category: History

Page: 624

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“This comprehensively researched, well-written book represents the definitive account of Robert E. Lee’s triumph over Union leader John Pope in the summer of 1862. . . . Lee’s strategic skills, and the capabilities of his principal subordinates James Longstreet and Stonewall Jackson, brought the Confederates onto the field of Second Manassas at the right places and times against a Union army that knew how to fight, but not yet how to win.”—Publishers Weekly

Second Bull Run Campaign

The book's campaign approach also shows the relationship of the culminating battle to the related battles at Cedar Mountain, Groveton and Chantilly.

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Author: David G. Martin

Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated

ISBN: WISC:89065715021

Category: History

Page: 299

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Second Bull Run (or Second Manassas, as it was known in the South) is considered by many to be the greatest example of Robert E. Lee's tactical genius. It was also the final humiliation for John Pope, the Union general who had been personally selected by Abraham Lincoln to come East and lead the Union army to victory in northern Virginia. In the summer of 1862, George McClellan's Union army was bogged down east of Richmond. In order to break this stalemate, Union officials decided to create a new army in northern Virginia and send it against Richmond from the north. Confederate commander Robert E. Lee, fresh from his costly victory against McClellan in the Seven Days Battle, mad a bold decision to risk leaving McClellan in place in order to strike a decisive blow against Pope's new army.Second Bull Run was the culmination of a series of maneuvers by which Lee, Longstreet, Jackson and Stuart outmarched the larger Union command and outgeneraled its confused commanders. The book's campaign approach also shows the relationship of the culminating battle to the related battles at Cedar Mountain, Groveton and Chantilly. The Second Bull Run Campaign includes fourteen specially commissioned maps by Paul Dangel, the most up-to-date order of battle available, and special sidebars on leaders, units, incidents and controversies of the campaign. Connections between the First and Second Bull Run battles are examined, the battlefields as they are today are described, and suggestions for futher study are made in a descriptive bibliography and reader's guide.

The Second Bull Run Campaign

A fully illustrated account, replete with detailed maps, of one of Robert E. Lee's greatest Civil War successes.

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Author: David G. Martin

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306813327

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 917

A fully illustrated account, replete with detailed maps, of one of Robert E. Lee's greatest Civil War successes.

The Campaign of Second Bull Run

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Author: William Edloe Sudduth

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1091014859

Category: Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862

Page: 190

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The Battle of Second Manassas

In this book, you will learn: The events that led to the Battle of Second Manassas Who the key players were for the North and South and what became of them The tactical errors that forced a Northern loss at Second Manassas How the battle ...

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Author: Captivating History

Publisher: Captivating History

ISBN: 1637164157

Category:

Page: 66

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Discover the Battle of Second Manassas in this captivating book on what transpired from August 28th to August 30th, 1862, near the Bull Run River in northeastern Virginia. The Battle of Second Manassas was part of the northern Virginia campaign under Confederate General Robert E. Lee's leadership and unfolded during the summer of the second year of the American Civil War. The battle played out on the same ground as the Battle of First Manassas, which took place almost a year before, and both engagements revealed startling similarities, including Confederate victories. As at the Battle of First Manassas, the Northerners' superior numbers and reinforcements should have ensured a quick and easy victory. However, the newly appointed General Lee and his freshly formed army, along with his leading legendary generals-"Stonewall" Jackson, "Jeb" Stuart, and "Old Pete" Longstreet-made quick work of their enemies. After the considerable blunders of the Northern units during the battle, Union careers leaders were summarily demoted or transferred. Political infighting and poor tactical decisions rendered the Yankees weak and underprepared. As at First Manassas, the Yankees skedaddled their way back to Washington and out of southern Virginia. The loss of the Battle of Second Manassas, also known as the Second Battle of Bull Run in the North, opened the way for the Confederacy to infiltrate Yankee territory and possibly garner international support for their cause. But would they succeed? In this book, you will learn: The events that led to the Battle of Second Manassas Who the key players were for the North and South and what became of them The tactical errors that forced a Northern loss at Second Manassas How the battle was pivotal for the northern Virginia campaign The attitudes behind some of the Civil War's most brutal fighting Why the events of that time did not ultimately lead to a Southern victory in the war Scroll up and click the "add to cart" button to learn more about the Second Battle of Manassas!

The Greatest Civil War Battles

The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Second Battle of Bull Run comprehensively covers the campaign and the events that led up to the battle, the fighting itself, and the aftermath of the battle.

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Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1985465981

Category:

Page: 94

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*Includes pictures of important people, places, and events. *Includes maps of the battle. *Analyzes the generalship of the battle's most important leaders, including Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, and John Pope. *Includes descriptions of the fighting from the post-battle reports and memoirs of some of the leading generals, including Stonewall Jackson, Longstreet, Pope, Lee, and more. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "A splendid army almost demoralized, millions of public property given up or destroyed, thousands of lives of our best men sacrificed for no purpose. I dare not trust myself to speak of this commander as I feel and believe. Suffice to say...that more insolence, superciliousness, ignorance, and pretentiousness were never combined in one man." - Union II Corps Commander Alpheus Williams The Second Battle of Bull Run (August 28-30, 1862) was one of the most decisive battles fought during the Civil War, and it was also one of the most unlikely. Less than three months before the battle, Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Northern Virginia had been pushed back nearly all the way to Richmond by George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, so close that Union soldiers could see the church steeples of the Confederate capital. And yet, at the end of Second Manassas, Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia found itself in the field unopposed about 20 miles away from the Union capital of Washington D.C. How could such a remarkable reversal of fortunes take place so quickly? After Lee succeeded the wounded Johnston, he pushed McClellan's Army of the Potomac away from Richmond and back up the Peninsula in late June, only to then swing his army north to face a second Union army, John Pope's Army of Virginia. Needing to strike out before the Army of the Potomac successfully sailed back to Washington and linked up with Pope's army, Lee daringly split his army to threaten Pope's supply lines, forcing Pope to fall back to Manassas to protect his flank and maintain his lines of communication. At the same time, it left half of Lee's army (under Stonewall Jackson) potentially exposed against the larger Union army until the other wing (under James Longstreet) linked back up. Thus, in late August 1862, the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of Virginia found themselves fighting over nearly the exact same land the South and North fought over in the First Battle of Bull Run 13 months earlier. When Pope's army fell back to Manassas to confront Jackson, his wing of Lee's army dug in along a railroad trench and took a defensive stance. Pope spent the first two days of the battle concentrating on Jackson's men, which unwittingly opened up the Union army's left flank for Longstreet's wing, which marched 30 miles in 24 hours to reach the battlefield by the late afternoon of August 29. Lee used Longstreet's wing on August 30 to deliver a devastating flank attack before enough reinforcements from the retreating Army of the Potomac reached the field, sweeping Pope's Army from Manassas and forcing the Union soldiers into yet another retreat from Manassas to Washington D.C., a scene eerily reminiscent of the First Battle of Bull Run. The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Second Battle of Bull Run comprehensively covers the campaign and the events that led up to the battle, the fighting itself, and the aftermath of the battle. Accounts of the battle by important participants are also included, along with maps of the battle and pictures of important people, places, and events. You will learn about the Second Battle of Bull Run like you never have before, in no time at all.

John Pope Failure At Second Battle Of Bull Run

Was the failure of the Army of Virginia at the Second Battle of Bull Run a result of General John Pope being a failure as a leader or were there other circumstances that helped him in his loss?

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Author: LCDR Daniel B. Morio USN

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786252715

Category: History

Page: 54

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Was the failure of the Army of Virginia at the Second Battle of Bull Run a result of General John Pope being a failure as a leader or were there other circumstances that helped him in his loss? General Pope had a long career in the Army that to the Second Battle of Bull Run had gone well. Pope had distinguished himself in the Mexican-American War and had done well early on in the western theater of operations during the Civil War. With his assumption of command in northern Virginia, Pope entered a realm in which he was unfamiliar, not welcomed by the troops he led and out of his league with regards to the Confederate leaders arrayed against him. Pope’s paranoia regarding commanders who had come from General George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac resulted in a lack of trust in first-hand accounts from senior officers as well as intelligence presented. This lack of trust resulted in his disregarding the fact that General Lee and Longstreet had moved 25,000 Confederate soldiers through Thoroughfare Gap and combined forces with General Jackson and deployed them along the right flank of Jackson’s forces and perpendicular to Pope’s force. This force than proceeded to assail the Union flank to nearly disastrous proportions. The fog of war has clouded the judgment of many generals throughout history and Pope was no exception. The fog of war negatively affected his imagination and ability to think critically throughout the battle.

Second Manassas

The turning point of one of the Civil War's most crucial battles

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Author: Scott C. Patchan

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597976879

Category: History

Page: 185

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The turning point of one of the Civil War's most crucial battles

Stonewall Jackson and the Midcourse Correction to Second Manassas

This book presents new evidence revealing how Stonewall Jackson was able to elude the Union army twice: first to carry out his raid to Manassas Junction and later to avoid General John Pope's converging Union forces.

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Author: Steven E. Condon

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456608934

Category: History

Page: 56

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This book presents new evidence revealing how Stonewall Jackson was able to elude the Union army twice: first to carry out his raid to Manassas Junction and later to avoid General John Pope's converging Union forces. It is an account full of surprises including a mistaken mountain, a warning that never was, and Union General John Pope's real plan for entrapping Jackson. It is all part of the untold story of the important Second Manassas Campaign (a.k.a. Second Bull Run). Second Manassas was the second of two consecutive campaigns orchestrated by Robert E. Lee by means of which he shifted the center of conflict in the Eastern Theater from the gates of Richmond, Virginia to the threshold of Washington, D.C., opening the way for Lee's first invasion of the North. This double-barreled achievement formed perhaps Lee's greatest accomplishment of the war and one with few parallels in military history. The Second Manassas Campaign did much to enhance the reputations of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. It also created the legend of Union General John Pope, the man whom they defeated. According to this legend John Pope was an army commander who was prone to make one boneheaded mistake after another, a general who was totally outclassed by his renowned opponents, and a general who afterwards lied to cover up his own incompetence. One can't discuss the magnitude of Lee and Jackson's achievement in winning the Second Manassas Campaign without addressing the competence of the man whom they defeated. Because of the fact that their victory was achieved by beating a man who for all intents and purposes demonstrated himself to be a second-rate general, Lee and Jackson's achievement--despite its far reaching consequences--has always attracted less attention than have Lee's campaigns that immediately preceded and followed it, The Seven Days and Antietam, respectively. Recent research, however, reveals that John Pope was much more than a second-rate general, as is evidenced by a proper understanding of how he performed in the days immediately preceding the Second Battle of Manassas, days in which Stonewall Jackson's abilities shone brightly. This new and surprising research achieves two ends. First it provides the real explanation of how the great Stonewall Jackson accomplished one of his greatest feats. And secondly it demonstrates that Lee and Jackson defeated much more than a second-rate general, thus placing Lee and Jackson's victory in the Second Manassas Campaign in its true perspective and revealing it to be one of the greatest accomplishments achieved by this remarkable military duo.

From Bull Run to Appomattox

A cavalier of the South The author of this book was a trooper in the Confederate cavalry who published his recollections of the Civil War in later life.

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Author: Luther W. Hopkins

Publisher:

ISBN: 0857066439

Category: History

Page: 148

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A cavalier of the South The author of this book was a trooper in the Confederate cavalry who published his recollections of the Civil War in later life. The 6th Virginia Cavalry, the unit to which he proudly belonged, was formed at Manassas in 1861 and it fought principally as part of the Army of Northern Virginia. Hopkins has structured his book as a chronology of conflicts and the list naturally includes some of the most significant engagements of the war. The 6th Virginia took an active role in Jackson's Valley Campaign at Second Bull Run, Brandy Station, Upperville, Fairfield, Bristow, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, Cold Harbor, Early's campaign in the Shenandoah Valley and the Appomattox Campaign at the close of hostilities. Only three of the regiment actually surrendered with Lee-the remainder cut through Union lines and were later disbanded. This excellent first hand account does not seek to be a regimental history-though much interesting information is given by the author-instead Hopkins has elected to concentrate on those events he witnessed himself and upon the accounts of other reliable writers. This is, of course, an excellent source work for any student of the horse soldiers in grey and will be a valuable addition to any American Civil War library. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.

Maps of First Bull Run

" Keyed to each piece of cartography is a full facing page of detailed text describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat (including quotes from eyewitnesses) depicted on the accompanying map, all of which make the story of ...

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Author: Bradley Gottfried

Publisher: Savas Beatie

ISBN: 9781611210415

Category: History

Page: 144

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Bradley M. Gottfried's The Maps of First Bull Run: An Atlas of the First Bull Run (Manassas) Campaign, including the Battle of Ball's Bluff, June - October 1861 is the eagerly awaited companion volume to his bestselling The Maps of Gettysburg (2007, two editions, four printings), part of the ongoing Savas Beatie Atlas Series. The Maps of First Bull Run breaks down the entire operation (and related actions) into numerous map sets or "action-sections" enriched with more than fifty full-color original full-page maps. These cartographic originals bore down to the regimental and battery level and include the march to and from the battlefield and virtually every significant event in between. At least two--and as many as seventeen--maps accompany each "action-section." Keyed to each piece of cartography is a full facing page of detailed text describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat (including quotes from eyewitnesses) depicted on the accompanying map, all of which make the story of First Bull Run come alive. This original presentation makes it easy for readers to quickly locate a map and text on virtually any portion of the campaign. Readers will maneuver with Confederate and Union armies in the Shenandoah Valley, march with General McDowell's Federals to the plains of Manassas, and fight blow-by-blow through the battle up to its stunning climax on Henry House Hill and the final retreat from the battlefield all the way to Washington. The smaller but important Battle of Ball's Bluff is also covered in the same fashion, as is the skirmish at Lewinsville. Serious students will appreciate the extensive and authoritative endnotes, bibliography, and complete orders of battle. They will also want to bring the book along on their trips to the battlefields. Perfect for the easy chair or for walking hallowed ground, The Maps of First Bull Run is a seminal work that, like his earlier Gettysburg study, belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the Civil War. About the Author: Bradley M. Gottfried, Ph.D., is the President of the College of Southern Maryland. An avid Civil War historian, Dr. Gottfried is the author of five books, including Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg (2002) and The Maps of Gettysburg (2007). He is currently working with co-editor Theodore P. Savas on a Gettysburg Campaign encyclopedia.

Rocks and War

At the same time the Blue Ridge and the Bull Run Mountain shielded most of the Confederates.

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Author: E-an Zen

Publisher: White Mane Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015049481826

Category: History

Page: 102

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At the same time the Blue Ridge and the Bull Run Mountain shielded most of the Confederates." "Longstreet and Lee had to move through Thoroughfare Gap to join Jackson and attack Pope. That gap, carved through the resistant quartzite of Bull Run Mountain by Broad Run's waters, is a focal point of this account."--BOOK JACKET.

Jack Sterry the Jessie Scout

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Author: John Cussons

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D036667499

Category: Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862

Page: 23

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Manassas

This volume is the essential guide to the Manassas battlefields, site of two of the Civil War’s critical campaigns.

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Author: Ethan S. Rafuse

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803254275

Category: History

Page: 232

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This volume is the essential guide to the Manassas battlefields, site of two of the Civil War’s critical campaigns. Ethan S. Rafuse, a distinguished scholar of the Civil War, provides a clearly organized, thorough, and uniquely insightful account of both campaigns, along with expert analysis and precise directions for armchair traveler and battlefield visitor alike. The July 1861 Battle of First Manassas and the August 1862 Battle of Second Manassas unequivocally influenced the course and outcome of the Civil War. The first battle dealt a decisive blow to hopes that the inexperienced armies of the North and the South could bring about a quick military resolution of the secession crisis. The second battle was the climactic engagement of a spectacular campaign that carried the war to the outskirts of Washington DC and marked the coming of age of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Manassas: A Battlefield Guide presents readers with a clear, convenient guide to the sites in northern and central Virginia that shaped the course and outcome of these campaigns. Lucid, concise narratives give readers a better understanding of the events that took place on these battlefields and of the terrain, personalities, and decisions that shaped them.

Life and Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson

Robert Lewis Dabney was an American Christian theologian and a Southern Presbyterian pastor, but he's best known for being chief of staff for General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson during his famous Valley Campaign and the Seven Days ...

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Author: Robert Lewis Dabney

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1494450046

Category:

Page: 370

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Robert Lewis Dabney was an American Christian theologian and a Southern Presbyterian pastor, but he's best known for being chief of staff for General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson during his famous Valley Campaign and the Seven Days Battles. Jackson was one of the most famous generals of the Civil War, and one of the most successful for the Confederates. Jackson got his famous nickname during the First Battle of Bull Run, when another Confederate general told his men to rally behind Jackson's brigade. After being the hero at Bull Run, Jackson led an army in the Valley Campaign of 1862, fighting three Union armies and keeping them from linking together. Jackson also participated at Second Bull Run, Antietam and Fredericksburg, but his most famous battle was Chancellorsville, when he marched his men on a famous flank march and attack at Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. The march would end up winning the battle for the Confederates, but Jackson was mortally wounded that night. Dabney's biography of Jackson is invaluable to all Civil War students, not only for the history but as a piece of Lost Cause literature.

Second Bull Run Staff Ride Briefing Book Illustrated Edition

Contains more than 20 maps, diagrams and illustrations Jackson’s march into the rear of Pope’s army opened the Battle of Second Manassas. a battle which has many lessons worthy of study; the deep strike, unity of command, intelligence, ...

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Author: Ted Ballard

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782898597

Category: History

Page: 62

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Contains more than 20 maps, diagrams and illustrations Jackson’s march into the rear of Pope’s army opened the Battle of Second Manassas. a battle which has many lessons worthy of study; the deep strike, unity of command, intelligence, logistics and importance of terrain, just to name a few. Accordingly, the purpose of the Manassas staff ride is to learn lessons of the past by analyzing this battle through the eyes of the men who were there, both leaders and rank and file soldiers. Hopefully, the actions or inactions of certain Civil War commanders and the reactions of their troops will allow us to gain insights into decision-making and the human condition during battle.

The Court Martial of General John Pope

Readers can enjoy the excitement of courtroom drama as they thrill to some of the most startling discoveries in Civil War history in recent times and discover one of the fiercest but least known rivalries in American history.This is because ...

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Author: Steven Condon

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456605216

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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This book, which takes a bold new look at the Second Manassas Campaign, is full of surprises, including a mistaken mountain, a warning that never was, and Pope's real plan for entrapping Stonewall Jackson. It contains an amazing Union supporting cast that includes a train-stealing renegade general, another general who was sent to reinforce Pope but who nevertheless sought to abandon him on the eve of battle, and another Union general who gloated over what he foresaw as Pope's imminent battlefield defeat and then not surprisingly repeatedly delayed the forwarding of reinforcements to Pope. No, 'The Court-Martial of General John Pope' is not alternate history. And, no, the many startling insights and new discoveries within this book are not fictions, even though they are presented within the framework of a fictional trial taking place in the afterlife. It seems that the much maligned Union general John Pope has demanded a trial in order to once and for all clear his military reputation from 150 years of accumulated slights, slanders, and misconceptions. And who is defending Pope in the Valhalla Courthouse; none other than that peerless American defense attorney Clarence Darrow. The packed courtroom blazes with electricity and occasionally thunders in outrage as the wily Darrow pulls one white rabbit after another out of his well-stocked magician's hat in a performance that rivals his very best. But Darrow has his work cut out for him as he faces a tribunal as daunting as any that ever sat in judgment at Nuremberg, packed as it is with the ablest generals of history. Ranging across the centuries from Alexander the Great to America's George S. Patton, these masters of the military art have--like all others--long considered Pope to be a laughingstock. Equally entertaining are the events outside the courtroom as twice each day three noted members of the press corps--including Mark Twain and Nellie Bly--furiously debate among themselves the merits of Darrow's long string of revelations. Readers can enjoy the excitement of courtroom drama as they thrill to some of the most startling discoveries in Civil War history in recent times and discover one of the fiercest but least known rivalries in American history. This is because 'Court-Martial' boasts as its centerpiece a rivalry that was perhaps the most fascinating and devastating in American history: the fierce competition between Union General John Pope, the darling of the radical Republicans, and Union General George McClellan, the military standard bearer of the conservative Democratic Party and later Abraham Lincoln's Democratic opponent for President in 1864. 'Court-Martial' convincingly demonstrates for perhaps the first time the true depth and terrible impact of this fateful rivalry. Competing with the Pope-McClellan rivalry for attention, however, is the drama of the controversy that spurred one of the most celebrated and politically volatile courtroom battles of the latter half of the 19th Century, the fifteen-year conflict between John Pope and the general officer who was court-martialed and drummed out of the army for not giving Pope his full support at Second Manassas--Major General Fitz John Porter, noted friend and protege of George McClellan. The often amazing evidence brought forward by Darrow in his client's defense is well corroborated by over 300 end notes. Some historians and Civil War aficionados may object to the placement of this new evidence inside a dramatic fictional story. But given the degree to which John Pope's military reputation has unintentionally been misrepresented and the 130 years for which this has gone on, it was felt that, in order to shake the public's long frozen opinion of John Pope free from its icebound state, the setting of a trial and the skills of an advocate of the caliber of Clarence Darrow wer

Battles Leaders of the Civil War

After the war, Pope wrote an account of the campaign that became part of the well known Battles & Leaders of the Civil War series.

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Author: John Pope

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1519545290

Category:

Page: 42

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John Pope (March 16, 1822 - September 23, 1892) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He had a brief but successful career in the Western Theater, but he is best known for his disastrous defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas) against Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Pope's success in the West inspired the Lincoln administration to bring him to the troubled Eastern Theater to lead the newly formed Army of Virginia. He initially alienated many of his officers and men by publicly denigrating their record in comparison to his Western command. He launched an offensive against the Confederate army of General Robert E. Lee, in which he fell prey to a strategic turning movement into his rear areas by Stonewall Jackson. At Second Bull Run, he concentrated his attention on attacking Jackson while the other Confederate corps, under General James Longstreet, executed a devastating assault into his flank, routing his army. Pope went on to blame his defeat by accusing General Fitz John Porter of disobeying his orders, leading to a court martial that cashiered Porter out of the Army. Porter would be exonerated in 1879, causing much public embarrassment for Pope. Following Manassas, Pope was banished far from the Eastern Theater to Minnesota, where he commanded U.S. Forces in the Dakota War of 1862. After the war, Pope wrote an account of the campaign that became part of the well known Battles & Leaders of the Civil War series. It discusses his decisions and actions, mostly as an attempt to explain and justify the resulting Confederate victory and to hold himself above the fray. Pope ends his account by explaining that the reasons the Confederates were so victorious were still largely unknown to the country.

The West Point History of the Civil War

Second Bull Run Campaign, Rowan Technology Solutions, 2014. Source: Military layer based on Frank Martini's map #12 Northern Virginia, 1861, Second Bull Run ...

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Author: The United States Military Academy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476782652

Category: History

Page: 448

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The definitive military history of the Civil War, featuring the same exclusive images, tactical maps, and expert analysis commissioned by The United States Military Academy to teach the history of the art of war to West Point cadets. The United States Military Academy at West Point is the gold standard for military history and the operational art of war. West Point has created military history texts for its cadets since 1836. For the first time in over forty years, the United States Military Academy has authorized a new military history series that will bear the name West Point. That text has been updated repeatedly, but now it has been completely rewritten and The West Point History of the Civil War is the first volume to result in a new series of military histories authorized by West Point. The West Point History of the Civil War combines the expertise of preeminent historians commissioned by West Point, hundreds of maps uniquely created by cartographers under West Point’s direction, and hundreds of images, many created for this volume or selected from West Point archives. Offering careful analysis of the political context of military decisions, The West Point History of the Civil War is singularly brilliant at introducing the generals and officer corps of both Union and Confederacy, while explaining the tactics, decisions, and consequences of individual battles and the ebb and flow of the war. For two years it has been beta-tested, vetted, and polished by cadets, West Point faculty, and West Point graduates and the results are clear: This is the best military history of its kind available anywhere. This is the standard ebook edition. It is a reproduction of the hardcover edition. It does not include any enhanced or interactive features.