Lincoln's Darkest Year: The War in 1862

William Marvel


A revealing examine Lincoln’s activities in 1862—and a kingdom in the middle of war

Lincoln’s Darkest yr deals a gripping narrative of 1862, a pivotal 12 months in our country’s Civil struggle. surprise keeps the tale he all started in Mr. Lincoln is going to battle, which taken with Lincoln’s first 12 months in place of work, back counting on lately unearthed basic resources and little-known debts to color an image of this serious yr in newfound element. Lincoln’s Darkest 12 months highlights not only the activities but additionally the deeper motivations of the foremost figures, together with normal Ulysses S. supply, Jefferson Davis, George McClellan, Stonewall Jackson, and, such a lot particularly, Lincoln himself. because the motion darts from the White condo to the battlefields and again, surprise sheds new gentle at the hardships continued via daily electorate and the titanic and sustained public competition to the war.

The moment in a deliberate four-part sequence at the Civil battle, and the 1st significant reexamination in over fifty years, Lincoln’s Darkest 12 months stands except conventional assumptions and narratives in regards to the early years of the Civil conflict. surprise combines fluid prose and scholarship with the abilities of an investigative historic detective to unearth the real tale of our nation’s maximum trouble.

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