Lincoln's Lieutenants by Stephen W. Sears
The High Command of the Army of the Potomac

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Sears lists 20 generals who were “dead and gone serving the Army of the Potomac” by the time of the surrender at Appomattox. A staggering work of research by a masterly historian.
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From the best-selling author of Gettysburg, a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac

The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864. The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War.  President Lincoln oversaw, argued with, and finally tamed his unruly team of generals as the eastern army was stabilized by an unsung supporting cast of corps, division, and brigade generals. With characteristic style and insight, Stephen Sears brings these courageous, determined officers, who rose through the ranks and led from the front, to life.
 

About Stephen W. Sears

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STEPHEN W. SEARS is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War, including Gettysburg and Landscape Turned Red. The New York Times Book Review has called him -arguably the preeminent living historian of the war eastern theater.- He is a former editor for American Heritage.
 
Published April 25, 2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 896 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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Sears lists 20 generals who were “dead and gone serving the Army of the Potomac” by the time of the surrender at Appomattox. A staggering work of research by a masterly historian.

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