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By Philip Katcher

For common George B. McClellan, the dejected Union troops who poured into Washington clean from defeat at Bull Run on Monday, July 22, 1861, have been to supply the uncooked fabric which he could teach, equip, manage and eventually remodel from a trifling mob into a good scuffling with strength. In October 1861, the military of the Potomac formally got here into being. This enjoyable quantity from an analogous workforce of writer Philip Katcher and artist Michael Youens who produced Men-at-Arms 37, the military of Northern Virginia, explores how this transition happened, with a selected emphasis on guns, uniforms and kit.

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