A Beatie reader checks in

Civil War reader Mitch Hagmaier delivers his impressions of Vol. 1 of Army of the Potomac.

His post reminded me of Beatie's analysis of Fitz John Porter. In Volume 1, Beatie presents Porter as a "stampeder" who was a malign influence on his boss Gen. Patterson. (I assume that he will carry his views over to the Porter-McClellan relationship in Vol. 3 of this series.)

This is worth a post, maybe next week.