This third volume of Russel Beatie's masterful Civil War series covers the pivotal early months of General George McClellan's Peninsula Campaign through the siege of Yorktown, the pursuit toward Richmond, and the fighting at Williamsburg. As he did in his first two volumes, Beatie tells the story largely through the eyes of high-ranking officers, staff officers, and politicians. His study is based upon extensive firsthand research and rewrites the history of Little Mac's inaugural effort to push his way up the peninsula and capture Richmond in one bold campaign.
"If you want to understand the war in the east, this series is essential.... We really have our hands on the most detailed, most challenging, and perhaps the most controversial scholarship for this period to date."—Civil War Books and Authors