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Wars within a WarControversy and Conflict over the American Civil War$
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Joan Waugh and Gary W. Gallagher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832752

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807898444_waugh

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My Enemies Are Crushed: McClellan and Lincoln

My Enemies Are Crushed: McClellan and Lincoln

(p.52) My Enemies Are Crushed: McClellan and Lincoln
Wars within a War

James M. McPherson

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, evoking the profound gulf that separated the two in terms of their approach to prosecuting the war. Despite his best efforts, Lincoln could do little to prevent McClellan from treating Republican politicians as a greater threat than the Rebel army—or from molding the Army of the Potomac in his own cautious image.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, George B. McClellan, Republican politicians

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