Author: John L. Papanek
Lee Takes Command - From Seven Days to Second Bull Run (The Civil War Series)
Size: 29.3 MB
This book's focus is on 1862 with the Penninsula Campaign which flounders out into the Seven Days Battles (Mechanicsville, Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines Mill, Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, etc.) after and during Little Mac's strategic "retreat" to the Pamunkey River and the James. Eventually building up to the debacle for the Army of the Potomac at 2nd Bull Run. One interesting section of this book, among others, is at page 83 where 7 pages or so of landscape watercolors by Private William McIlvane Jr., of the 5th New York Volunteers or the Duryee Zouaves is presented. Among other things this Union soldier's watercolors visually illustrate things during the Seven Day's Battles at Harrison's Landing, includes St. Peter's church where years before George Washington was married. This historic building even impressed General McClellan.