To Hell or Richmond

The 1862 Peninsula Campaign

Doug Crenshaw, Drew A. Gruber

In the spring of 1862, George McClellan and his massive army were slowly making their way up the Virginia Peninsula. Their goal: capture the Confederate capital and end the rebellion. This book follows the armies on their trek up the peninsula as the stakes grew enormous, surprises awaited, and the soldiers themselves had only two possible destinat
Date Published :
May 2020
Publisher :
Savas Beatie
Series :
Emerging Civil War Series
Illustration :
10 maps, 150 images
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781611215236
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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In the spring of 1862, George McClellan and his massive army were slowly making their way up the Virginia Peninsula. Their goal: capture the Confederate capital and end the rebellion. “To Hell or Richmond” one Federal artillery unit vowed, sewing the words onto their flag.

The outnumbered and outgunned Confederates under generals “Prince John” Magruder and Joseph E. Johnston kept pulling back, drawing McClellan away from his base at Fort Monroe and further up the peninsula—exactly the direction McClellan wanted to go. But if they could draw him just far enough, and out of position, maybe they could attack and defeat him.

As McClellan approached the very gates of Richmond, a great battle was brewing. Could the Confederates save their capital and, with it, their young nation? Could the Federals win the war with a single fatal blow?

In To Hell or Richmond: The 1862 Peninsula Campaign, Doug Crenshaw and Drew Gruber follow the armies on their trek up the peninsula. The stakes grew enormous, surprises awaited, and the soldiers themselves had only two possible destinations in mind.

About The Author
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Doug Crenshaw is a volunteer historic interpreter for the Richmond National Battlefield Park. A member of the Richmond Civil War Roundtable, he is a speaker, presenter, tour leader, and the author of books on Glendale and Fort Harrison. Doug is a descendant of the Sydnor family, which lived at Beaver Dam Creek during that battle, and the Binford family, which lived behind the Malvern Hill battlefield.

Drew Gruber is the executive director of Civil War Trails and the Interim Director of the Williamsburg Battlefield Association. He lives in Williamsburg with his wife and two cats.

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