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Additional Podcast Resources: “McClellan’s Last Days in Command”

Did you catch the newest episode of the Emerging Civil War Podcast last week? Since Kevin Pawlak and Chris Mackowski talked about McClellan’s last weeks in command, we thought it would be a great time to pull some “McClellan focused … Continue reading

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“The Dreadful Responsibility”: Why George B. McClellan Was the Go-To Guy (part two)

ECW welcomes back Jon-Erik Gilot (part two of two) McClellan arrived in western Virginia on June 22 to take personal command of his troops in the field. Endearing himself to the enlisted men, he issued a circular on June 25 … Continue reading

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“The Dreadful Responsibility”: Why George B. McClellan Was the Go-To Guy (part one)

ECW welcomes back Jon-Erik Gilot (part one of two) I’ve long been fascinated with the early days, weeks, and months of the Civil War. The optimism and unbounded confidence displayed on both sides of the conflict during the spring and … Continue reading

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