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Tory of the committee's activities focusing on the nature of its power and influence on military policy in order to show conclusively what the ultimate impact really was Tap presents solid evidence including examples of contact between Congress and the military to show that the.

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Over Lincoln's Shoulder

Committee produced little good and no small amount of harm As Tap demonstrates it was in many ways a serious impediment to the war effort due not to its fanaticism or vindictiveness as some historians have suggested but rather to its members' total ignorance of military matter.

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The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War generated controversy throughout the war and its legacy sparks debate even today over whether it invigorated or hampered the Union war effort In the wake of both critical and sympathetic appraisals Bruce Tap now offers the first his.

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  1. says:

    A worthy study of the joint Committee on the Conduct of the War which included Michigan's Zachariah Chandler The committee was dominated by the Radical Republicans They spent much of their time going after McClellan and other generals who they didn't think were pursuing an aggressive enough war Generals like Joe Hooker a