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Union general John Pope was among the most controversial and
misunderstood figures to hold major command during the Civil War.
Before being called east in June 1862 to lead the Army of Virginia against General Robert E. Lee, he compiled an enviable record in Missouri and as commander of the Army of the Mississippi. After his ignominious defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run, he was sent to the frontier. Over the next twenty-four years Pope held important department commands on the western plains and was recognized as one of the army's leading authorities on Indian affairs, but he never again commanded troops in battle.
In 1886, Pope was engaged by the National Tribune, a
weekly newspaper published in Washington, D.C., to write a series
of articles on his wartime experiences. Over the next five years, in twenty-nine installments, he wrote about the war as he had lived it. Collected here for the first time, Pope's "war reminiscences" join a select roster of memoirs written by Civil War army commanders.
Pope presents a detailed review of the campaigns in which he
participated and offers vivid character sketches of such illustrious figures as Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Clearly written and balanced in tone, his memoirs are a dramatic and important addition to the literature on the Civil War.

Originally published in 1998.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. John Y. Simon
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
  2. Peter Cozzens
  3. pp. xvii-xxviii
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  1. Part One: Missouri in 1861
  1. 1. The Rush to the Ranks
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. 2. An Unpleasant Page of History
  2. pp. 15-20
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  1. 3. Quiet and Good Order Are of All Things Desirable
  2. pp. 21-40
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  1. Part Two: New Madrid and Island No. 10
  1. 4. The Conduct of the Troops Was Splendid
  2. pp. 43-58
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  1. Part Three: The Siege of Corinth
  1. 5. We Sauntered Along Slowly
  2. pp. 61-75
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  1. 6. Confederate Generals at Corinth
  2. pp. 76-87
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  1. 7. Federal Generals at Corinth
  2. pp. 88-104
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  1. 8. We Frittered Away Our Strength
  2. pp. 105-110
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  1. Part Four: The Second Bull Run Campaign
  1. 9. Summoned East: I Was Most Reluctant to Leave
  2. pp. 113-125
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  1. 10. The Battle of Cedar Mountain: Always a Source of Regret
  2. pp. 126-142
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  1. 11. Leave Pope to Get Out of His Scrape
  2. pp. 143-170
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  1. Part Five: Miscellaneous Recollections
  1. 12. Abraham Lincoln
  2. pp. 173-187
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  1. 13. The Mexican War and Washington in 1861
  2. pp. 188-204
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  1. 14. Prominent Confederates
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  1. 15. West Pointers to the Front
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  1. Appendix A: Postwar Correspondence between Pope and the Comte de Paris Pertaining to the Second Bull Run Campaign
  2. pp. 217-238
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  1. Appendix B: Pope's Memoirs in the National Tribune
  2. pp. 239-242
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 243-280
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780807837917
Related ISBN
9780807824443
MARC Record
OCLC
1080551967
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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