Return to Bull Run by John Hennessy
The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas

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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


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Published September 6, 2012 by University of Oklahoma Press. 624 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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In an order to his army that would be bitterly remembered for the rest of his life, Pope noted that he had come ``from the West, where we have always seen the backs of our enemies.'' Pope's prickly personality exacerbated his problems in the coming campaign when, outmaneuvered by Jackson, he deci...

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While Pope, supported by President Lincoln, sought to bring the war home to Virginia, Lee proposed to carry the war to the North.

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