The Resource Over Lincoln's shoulder : the Committee on the Conduct of the War, Bruce Tap

Over Lincoln's shoulder : the Committee on the Conduct of the War, Bruce Tap

Label
Over Lincoln's shoulder : the Committee on the Conduct of the War
Title
Over Lincoln's shoulder
Title remainder
the Committee on the Conduct of the War
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Tap
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War generated controversy throughout the war, and its legacy sparks debate even today over whether it invigorated or hampered the Union war effort. In the wake of both critical and sympathetic appraisals, Bruce Tap now offers the first history of the committee's activities, focusing on the nature of its power and influence on military policy in order to show conclusively what the ultimate impact really was. Tap presents solid evidence, including examples of contact between Congress and the military, to show that the committee produced little good and no small amount of harm. As Tap demonstrates, it was in many ways a serious impediment to the war effort, due not to its fanaticism or vindictiveness, as some historians have suggested, but rather to its members' total ignorance of military matters."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E470
LC item number
.T2 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern war studies
Target audience
adult
Label
Over Lincoln's shoulder : the Committee on the Conduct of the War, Bruce Tap
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-301) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Fall Elections, West Point, and the Crisis of 1862-1863
  • 6.
  • The Same Excuses for Different Generals
  • 7.
  • The Atrocity Investigations, 1864-1865
  • 8.
  • Banks, Red River, and Reconstruction
  • 9.
  • Politics, Principles, and Partisanship: Investigations, 1864-1865
  • 1.
  • To Invigorate a Timid Administration
  • 2.
  • Investigating Bull Run and Ball's Bluff
  • 3.
  • Reconstructing Emancipation's Martyr
  • 4.
  • "McClellan Is an Imbecile If Not a Traitor": The Investigation of the Army of the Potomac
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 319 p.
Isbn
9780700608713
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97036525
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM37560876
  • CARL037560876

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