"Kreiser breathes new life into this most important of Union Army units.... A remarkably well-written and superbly researched account." —David E. Long, author of The Jewel of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln’s Re-election and the End of Slavery(David E. Long, author of The Jewel of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln’s Re-election and the End of Slavery)
"A handful of black-and-white photographs as well as extensive appendices and notes round out this excellent contribution to Civil War history shelves." —Midwest Book Review(Midwest Book Review 2011-01-00)
"Lawrence Kreiser tells the Second Corps' story with verve and attention to personal as well as bureaucratic details." —Civil War Librarian(Civil War Librarian 2011-01-00)
"The author has an easy to read informative style that made the pages fly. His word portraits make lesser-known names into real people.... This is a well-written book with all the items that are expected in a serious history." —(TOCWOC - A Civil War Blog 2011-01-00)
"Overall, this is a most worthy effort and should be included in the library of every fan of unit histories." —www.civilwarnews.com(www.civilwarnews.com)
"Attractively organized and well written, Defeating Lee deserves its place as a staple in any library on the Army of the Potomac, large or small." —H-Net Reviews in Humanities & the Social Sciences(H-Net Reviews in Humanities & the Social Sciences)
About the Author
Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr., is Associate Professor of History at Stillman College and author (with Ray B. Browne) of Voices of Civil War America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life.