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The Peninsula — McClellan's campaign of 1862, by Alexander S. Webb. A review by Colonel William Allan. General Webb's book is a valuable one. It is on the whole, a clear and simple narrative of the Peninsula campaign, or rather of the actions and sufferings of the army of the Potomac during that campaign. It is written with
s skill and his time.
There are too a numbers of errors of statement in the book, some of which are evidently due to haste in its preparation.
In the spring of 1862, the Confederate government found itself face to face with a difficult problem in Virginia.
The largest and best appointed of the Federal armies, under their Comm lan in reference to the siege of Yorktown.
That the administration treated McClellan badly there can be no doubt.
Its whole conduct towards him, in the spring of 1862, showed want of confidence, and in withholding McDowell's corps at the last moment, it behaved in a way that should have caused his immediate and peremptory resign