Water Torture:

Background for the Urbanna and Yorktown Campaigns

The great 20th Century British strategist Sir Basil Liddell-Hart severely censured Lincoln's behaviour during the Peninsula campaign. The great 19th Century Prussian strategist H. von Moltke told McClellan that Lincoln lost Richmond in 1862. The interference with McClellan's plans and prerogatives as well as the routine denial of his requests for support may be without parallel in modern military operations.

Debarking at Ft. Monroe by the Prince de Joinville


Compiled from W. Hassler, General George B. McClellan: Shield of the Union and from R. Reed, Combined Operations in the Civil War with additional material from D.H. Donald, Lincoln, and J.G. Randall, Lincoln the President.


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