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Fair Oaks 1862 By Angus Konstam

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In 1862 Union General, George B. McClellan attempted to end the Civil War with a single campaign to capture the Confederate capital Richmond. This title shows how McClelland failed to take advantage of the opportunity to change the face of the war.

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Fair Oaks 1862: McClellan's Peninsula Campaign by Angus Konstam

By 1862 most Americans had realised that the Civil War was failing to be brought to a conclusion. However, General George B. McClellan aimed to avoid this by capturing Richmond, the Confederate capital, and end the war in a single campaign. However, despite catching the Confederates off-guard, McClellan threw away his advantage - it took him almost two months to advance towards Richmond. Finally, General Johnston launched a last-ditch attempt to halt their advance. This book details the result, a bloody one-day battle of Fair Oaks (also known as Seven Pines), fought on 31 May 1862. Both sides battled with ferocity, yet failed to take full advantage of the opportunity to change the face of the war.

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About Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. His maritime titles for Osprey include Elite 67: Pirates 1660-1730, Elite 69: Buccaneers 1620-1700 and Elite 70: Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605. Angus lives in London, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Origins of the Campaign - Chronology - Opposing Plans - Opposing Commanders - Opposing Armies - The Campaign - The Battle of Fair Oaks - Aftermath - The Battlefield Today - Further Reading - Index

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Fair Oaks 1862: McClellan's Peninsula Campaign by Angus Konstam
Angus Konstam
Osprey Campaign S.
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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