The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomatox- Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan and Their Brothers

The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomatox- Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan and Their Brothers

John C. Waugh


No unmarried staff of fellows at West Point--or in all likelihood any academy--has been so indelibly written into heritage because the type of 1846. The names are mythical: Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, George B. McClellan, Ambrose Powell Hill, Darius Nash sofa, George Edward Pickett, Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, and George Stoneman. the category fought in 3 wars, produced twenty generals, and left the country a long-lasting legacy of bravery, brilliance, and bloodshed.

This attention-grabbing, remarkably intimate chronicle lines the lives of those unforgettable men--their education, their personalities, and the occasions within which they made their names and met their fates. Drawing on letters, diaries, and private money owed, John C. Waugh has written a collective biography of masterful proportions, as vibrant and engrossing as fiction in its new edition of those fantastic figures and their pivotal roles in American background.

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