The court-martial of Federal General Fitz John Porter ends with a shocking verdict and serves as a warning to all other Federal generals.
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The Court-Martial of Fitz John Porter
General Fitz John Porter stands trial, ostensibly for disobeying orders, but also because he symbolizes an era in the U.S. army that the Lincoln administration is trying to erase.
An Idea of the Demoralization
The Federal armies outside Washington suffer from demoralization following military failure, with many blaming George B. McClellan for not doing enough to help in the crisis.
The Question is the Salvation of the Country
The Second Bull Run campaign winds down as Confederates have difficulty in chasing down John Pope’s Federals before they can fall back to the safety of the Washington defenses.
The Second Battle of Bull Run: Longstreet
The right wing of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army rips into John Pope’s Federals and nearly destroys his Army of Virginia in the decisive fight of the Second Bull Run campaign.
The Second Battle of Bull Run: Jackson
Federals under John Pope continue the fight with Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates from the previous day, unaware that Robert E. Lee had united Jackson with James Longstreet’s Confederates near the old Bull Run battlefield.