Friday, July 1, 2016

McHenry County Civil War Round Table: Peninsula Campaign-- Part 2

Some things brought up in the meeting June 25, 2016:

**  Question of numbers regarding Lee and McClellan's armies.  It was effectives as opposed to aggregate numbers.  Not everyone in an army fights in a battle.  There are a lot of support troops.

**  Lee was very aggressive when it came to fighting as opposed to Johnston.

**  Big pressure on McClellan for "On to Richmond" from Lincoln.

**  Big pressure on Johnston to defend Richmond from Lee and Davis.

**  McClellan preferred to use siege techniques he had learned observing the Crimean War.  This revolved around the use of big guns.

--Old Secesh

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