The Battle of Glendale: Robert E. Lee’s Lost Opportunity
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By late June 1862, the Union army, under George B. McClellan, stood at the doorstep of Richmond. In a desperate hour for the Confederate capital, Robert E. Lee attacked McClellan and drove the Union army into a full retreat toward the safety of the James River. Lee recognized an opportunity to seal a decisive victory and commanded his Army of Northern Virginia to prevent the Union forces from retreating. A.P. Hill, James Longstreet and “Stonewall” Jackson were among those who engaged in the harrowing day of battle during the Seven Days' Campaign. Author Douglas Crenshaw details the dramatic Battle of Glendale in the Civil War.
The History Press
: 9781626198920
: The History Press
: 01/09/2017
: Virginia
: Civil War
: 43 Black And White
: 176
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Douglas Crenshaw is a strategic IT sourcing manager who has studied history both at Randolph Macon University and the University of Richmond. A volunteer for the Richmond National Battlefield Park, Crenshaw is an avid history enthusiast and member of the Richmond Civil War Roundtable.
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