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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments, xvii

Dramatis Personae, xxi

Chapter 1: The Bridge At Harpers Ferry, 1

Chapter 2: Power Over Promotion Fades, 21

Chapter 3: Another Busy Month of March, 31

Chapter 4: Lincoln Takes Charge, 49

Chapter 5: Pursuit-After a Fashion, 69

Chapter 6: A Courier Arrives Late, 85

Chapter 7: The New Plan and The Navy, 103

Chapter 8: Banks Up the Valley . . . Timidly, 137

Chapter 9: Shields Reconnoiters From Winchester, 151

Chapter 10: Kimball Shines at First Winchester, 171

Chapter 11: Shields and Sumner: A Contrast In Officer Pools, 195

Chapter 12: Old Problems Become New Problems, 219

Chapter 13: A New Organization for New Battles, 241

Chapter 14: Fort Monroe: Place of Surprises, 271

Chapter 15: The Safety of Washington, 299

Chapter 16: Yorktown: Place of Disappointments, 323

Chapter 17: The Plans go to Hell, 345

Chapter 18: The Search for a New Plan, 361

Chapter 19: Lees Mill: Chance For a Breakthrough, 369

Chapter 20: The Navy: A Dichotomy and a Conundrum, 391

Chapter 21: The Decision (April 17, 1862), 407

Chapter 22: The Siege of Yorktown, 431

Chapter 23: The Confederates Flee, 485

Chapter 24: McClellan Chooses the Wrong Position, 495

Chapter 25: The Cavalry Pursues, 511

Chapter 26: Williamsburg: The Corps Organization Debuts, 535

Chapter 27: McClellan, Battlefield Leader, 605

Chapter 28: McClellan's Performance Versus Lincoln's Contribution, 631

Bibliography, 659

Index, 709