Inside the Army of the Potomac: The Civil War Experience of Captain Francis Adams Donaldson

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Stackpole Books, 1998 - History - 500 pages
Donaldson's fiercely candid observations reveal much about the political life of the Army of the Potomac, and his letters contribute unforgettable descriptions of actions at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Fiercely idealistic in the early days of the war, his letters and diary soon betray a growing disenchantment that leads to a startling climax. 28 photos, 6 maps.
 

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Acknowledgments xi
Introduction
1
Balls Bluff Captivity and Return
19
Yorktown and Fair Oaks
53
Antietam and Shepherdstown
101
Fredericksburg
153
Fredericksburg
155
Chancellorsville
225
Gettysburg
279
Boredom and Idleness
317
Bristoe Station
357
Rappahannock Station and Mine Run
381
Confrontation Dismissal and Exoneration
409
Epilogue
437
Bibliography
484

The Mud March and Winter Quarters
195
Chancellorsville
223

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