The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: A Military Analysis by Kevin Dougherty

By Kevin Dougherty

The Peninsula crusade of 1862: an army research КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: college Press of MississippiАвтор(ы): Kevin Dougherty, J. Michael MooreЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2005Количество страниц: 194ISBN: 1-57806-752-9Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 1.77 mb RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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However, the price of Jackson’s excellent performance in the Valley would ultimately be paid on the Peninsula. The demanding Valley Campaign left Jackson exhausted, and he would be uncharacteristically slow and unimaginative in effecting Lee’s planned concentration of forces. The Peninsula would prove that even the Mighty Stonewall “was a human being with human limitations” (J. Robertson 505). JOSEPH EGGLESTON JOHNSTON (1807–1891) Johnston graduated thirteenth in the West Point class of 1829. He earned a reputation for reckless bravery while fighting in the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, and the Mexican War.

On May 14, 1861, Johnston was appointed a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army. He later commanded at First Manassas and received the rank of full general (Faust 400–401; Boatner 441). However, 26 T HE S TAG E IS S E T the letter President Davis sent to the Senate requesting confirmation of the nominations listed Johnston fourth, following Samuel Cooper, Albert Sidney Johnston, and Robert E. Lee. This order infuriated Joe Johnston, and from that day on he had a quarrelsome and difficult relationship with Davis (Freeman, Lee’s Lieutenants 1:113).

McClellan figured that he would need a force of one hundred thousand men, transported to Urbanna in two lifts of fifty thousand each, to succeed. The roots of McClellan’s plan can be traced to his Mexican War experience fifteen years earlier and General Winfield Scott’s amphibious turning movement to Vera Cruz. Like Scott, McClellan enjoyed naval superiority over his foe (Hattaway and Jones 87). The fact that the Federal navy had made significant contributions to the recent victories at Hatteras Inlet, as Hawkins had described, as well as at Port Royal Sound, South Carolina, and Ship Island, Mississippi, made the plan even timelier.

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