General McClellan and the Civil War Comparison Essay by cee-cee

General McClellan and the Civil War
A comparison and contrast of Thomas Rowland's "George B. McClellan and Civil War History: In the shadow of Grant and Sherman" and James M. McPherson's "Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction".
# 114924 | 2,265 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2009 in English (Comparison) , History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865)


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The paper compares and contrasts Thomas Rowland's "George B. McClellan and Civil War history: In the shadow of Grant and Sherman" with James M. McPherson's "Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction" that both center on General George B. McClellan's effect on the war and its outcome. The paper examines the authors' theses, arguments and evidence and illustrates how both texts provide fascinating glimpses into the personality and foibles of General McClellan. The paper shows how McClellan was a brilliant organizer who let power and admiration go to his head, leading to some of the worst military decisions during the Civil War.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • McPherson, J.M. (2001). Ordeal by fire: The Civil War and reconstruction. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Rowland, T. J. (1998). George B. McClellan and Civil War history: In the shadow of Grant and Sherman. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press.

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General McClellan and the Civil War (2009, June 29) Retrieved February 06, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/general-mcclellan-and-the-civil-war-114924/

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"General McClellan and the Civil War" 29 June 2009. Web. 06 February. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/general-mcclellan-and-the-civil-war-114924/>

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