McClellan and Failure: A Study of Civil War Fear, Incompetence and Worse, Edward Bonekemper’s new book, is introduced in part by the publisher on Amazon, thus:

Promoting his own ideas and career regardless of the consequences, McClellan spent his Civil War command defying his superiors and attempting to avoid battle, eventually becoming a thorn in the side of President Lincoln and the Union cause. Removed from command on November 5, 1862, McClellan’s overly cautious attitude nevertheless permeated the Army of the Potomac for years…

I hope this’ll give us fresh research, new insights, and the definitive answers, but it sure sounds like the same tired dogma. We’ll have to read the book to see.

Thanks to Mike for the pointer.

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