Mr. Lincoln's Army
Author of more than a dozen books on Civil War history, Catton is renowned for his vivid and lyrical narratives. The Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Catton's most widely ready work, is recounts the bitter struggle between the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Virginia, and this first volume chronicles the early years under the command of General McClellan.
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Excellent book by one of the most pre-eminent Civil War authors of the 20th Century. The narrative surrounding the Battle of Antietam is especially gripping. Found it very interesting to read of the Army of the Potomac's love of General McClellan as their "Little Mac" while hated by the politicians. Catton does a wonderful job giving an objective portrayal of the general, so that the reader can understand why his men respected him, and yet why he failed as a general in the Civil War.