The Summer of '62 by James Keffer
Approx. 58,730 words.
Published on April 26, 2012.
The War between the States reached a crisis during the summer of 1862 when Lee crushed Pope at the Second Battle of Mannassas. President Lincoln made a mistake in putting George McClellan back in command of the Army of the Potomac and condemned his nation to three more years of brutal warfare. What would have happened had he turned to Grant in 1862 instead of waiting two more years?