George B. McClellan tries one last time to persuade the Federal high command to cancel the order to pull his Army of the Potomac off the Virginia Peninsula.
Tag: Peninsula Campaign
Here is the Heart of the Rebellion
George B. McClellan is finally ordered to take his Federal Army of the Potomac off the Virginia Peninsula and use it to reinforce the new Federal army to the north.
The Peninsula Campaign Winds Down
Henry W. Halleck writes a delicate and personal letter to George B. McClellan hinting that he soon may be forced to pull the Federal Army of the Potomac off the Virginia Peninsula.
McClellan Agrees to Advance Once More
Henry W. Halleck gets George B. McClellan to agree to move his Federal Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula, but McClellan soon changes his mind.
Lincoln Visits the Virginia Peninsula
Abraham Lincoln visits the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula, receives unwanted political advice, and contemplates a major military change.
Standoff on the Peninsula
Abraham Lincoln works to funnel more reinforcements to George B. McClellan’s Federal army on the Virginia Peninsula, and Robert E. Lee decides that the Federal positions are too strong to attack.