Midpoint of the War: May to July 1863
The Army of Northern Virginia Moves North
What did Lincoln think of the rebel invasion?
Lincoln was, by now, the commander-in-chief in virtually all ways, but he still had never found a commanding general in whom he could rely. McDowell had been cashiered in 1861; McClellan had been a huge disappointment; Burnside had, in some ways, been even worse; and now Joe Hooker seemed unequal to the task.