The class of 1846 : from West Point to Appomattox : Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan, and their brothers New York : Warner Books, c 1994 John C. Waugh Military art and science United States History 19th century Hardcover. 1st. ed. and printing. xvi, 635 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 586-606) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG
No single group of men at West Point – or possibly any academy – has been so indelibly written into history as the class of 1846. The names are legendary: Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, George B. McClellan, Ambrose Powell Hill, Darius Nash Couch, George Edward Pickett, Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, and George Stoneman. The class fought in three wars, produced twenty generals, and left the nation a lasting legacy of bravery, brilliance, and bloodshed.This fascinating, remarkably intimate chronicle traces the lives of these unforgettable men – their training, their personalities, and the events in which they made their names and met their fates. Drawing on letters, diaries, and personal accounts, John C. Waugh has written a collective biography of masterful proportions, vivid and engrossing in its re-creation of these brilliant figures and their pivotal roles in American history.