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Apr 12, 2022
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At this point in Grant's career, and after U.S. Grant became a household word, Halleck, Grant's superior decided that events in the field required his close supervision. Out of envy, he put Grant in meaningless assignments away from public view and even tried to have him court-martialed for insubordination because Grant did not get specific approval from Halleck before taking Fort Henry. McClellan, who also hated Grant, supported the effort and it seemed destined for success. Grant had few friends in the professional military. He was an affront to all of them because of his success outside official channels. But Lincoln discovered their game and put and end to it. In June of 1862, McClellan had put his massive army on Virginia soil at Fort Monroe and advanced up the Peninsula, deploying before the gates of Richmond. On the first day of June McClellan's forces sat in holding and listened to the chimes of Telephone Number List Richmond's spires. At this critical hour, Davis grew weary of Johnston and Beauregard and did not consider Prince John Magruder adequate to the task of defending Richmond, so Lee was appointed as Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. It resulted, whatever the reason and there were many curious ones, in the smashing of McClellan's right and the pushing of his monstrous army back against the waters of the James Estuary. The Ineptitude of Halleck and McClellan Even though Halleck had taken up the cause that Grant started and had succeeded at Corinth, he was not up to the task of field commander in the West and faltered badly. He deliberately dissipated his strong position at Corinth trying to duplicate Grant's daring successes. This jeopardized his position and his forces. At the same time, Lee had completely neutralized the timid McClellan in the North.
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