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29. James M. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Era of the Civil War (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), 490–91. 30. Jones, Diary, 1 : 135; Richmond Dispatch, July 9, 1862; Richmond Whig, July 15, 1862; Grace Brown Elmore, Heritage of Woe: The Civil War Diary of Grace Brown Elmore, 1861–1868, ed. Marli F. Weiner (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1997), 35. 31. Jefferson Davis, The Papers of Jefferson Davis, ed. Haskell M. Monroe, James T. McIntosh, and Lynda Lasswell Crist, 10 vols.
15 But Robert E. Lee rather than Stonewall Jackson would coordinate the defense of Richmond in June. He undertook his new duties without enjoying the nearly universal conﬁdence among his fellow citizens that would be his hallmark a few months hence. Many civilians and soldiers who hungered for aggressive action doubted that Lee was up to the task. They thought he had performed timidly in western Virginia during the autumn of 1861 and deplored his penchant for entrenching while in Charleston during the winter of 1861– 62.
Dean, ‘‘Government of Men and Morning Newspapers,’’ 18. 25. French, Witness to the Young Republic, 400– 401; George Templeton Strong, The Diary of George Templeton Strong, ed. Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas, 4 vols. (New York: Macmillan, 1962), 3 : 236–37, 239. : Harvard University Press, 1978), 99, Michael C. C. Adams argued that McClellan’s failure to defeat a smaller rebel army promoted a widespread belief in the North that Confederate soldiers and generals might be superior to their Union opponents.