James B. Fry, McDowell and Tyler in the Campaign of Bull Run, 1861


Controversies Over the Disaster!

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James Fry’s McDowell and Tyler in the Campaign of Bull Run, 1861, debates the controversy between Irvin McDowell and Daniel Tyler over responsibility for the defeat at First Bull Run.

Among the ongoing controversies surrounding the Union debacle was the fight between General Irvin McDowell and his senior division commander over several issues.

Following the death of Tyler in 1882 some of his harshly critical writings about McDowell were published. Here, McDowell’s Adjutant General James Fry rebuts those accusations. Fry finds Tyler’s accounts of the engagement at Blackburn’s Ford unconvincing, and accuses him of timidity on two occasions during the battle of July 21.

Light cardboard boards starting; light toning; else very good. Uncommon. 

Fry, James B. MCDOWELL AND TYLER IN THE CAMPAIGN OF BULL RUN, 1861. NY: D. Van Nostrand, 1884. 1st ed., 63p., maps.

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