Monthly Archives: May 2012

May ’62

1862 Abraham Lincoln seriously doubted whether General George McClellan’s just-begun campaign up the Virginia peninsula would fare better than a direct drive on Richmond. That was because Lincoln had long since learned to doubt McClellan’s stomach for war anywhere. The … Continue reading

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April ’62

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1862 Dixie’s Virginia-to-Texas vastness was too large to be conquered, many in the South had assured themselves. But by the onset of this, the war’s one-year anniversary month, room for doubt had grown. The Federals had made alarming inroads. The Confederacy’s figurative back … Continue reading

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