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Geary, John White 1819-1873

Overview
Works: 130 works in 205 publications in 2 languages and 1,774 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Maps  Claims  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Signer, Dedicatee
Classifications: E467.1.G29, 978.102092
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Message of John W. Geary, Governor of Pennsylvania : to the legislature, January 8, 1868 by Pennsylvania( Book )

1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Message of his excellency John W. Geary to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, January 8, 1873 by Pennsylvania( Book )

4 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Message of his excellency John W. Geary to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania : Jan. 6, 1869 by Pennsylvania( Book )

2 editions published in 1869 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Message of his Excellency John W. Geary to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania : January, 4, 1871 by Pennsylvania( Book )

2 editions published in 1871 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence between the Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate the Settlement of the Pennsylvania War Claims by George O. Evans, and Governor John W. Geary by Pennsylvania( Book )

1 edition published in 1872 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence between Gov. Geary of Pennsylvania and Vice-Admiral Porter relating to the foreign commerce of the United States by David D Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A politician goes to war : the Civil War letters of John White Geary by John White Geary( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This last known work of noted historian Bell Irvin Wiley reveals the private mind of John White Geary, a Union general from Pennsylvania, through his Civil War letters to his wife, Mary. Wiley had selected these roughly 200 letters for publication, but the unfinished manuscript lay undiscovered for twelve years after the historian's death. The letters provide a rare glimpse of the two main theaters of war through the eyes of a general officer. Geary saw action at Cedar Mountain and Gettysburg in the Virginia theater and in the major campaigns in the west - from lifting the siege at Chattanooga to marching with William T. Sherman through Georgia and the Carolinas. The fascination Geary's letters held for Wiley, the quintessential scholar of the common person, is clear: the letters of an uncommon man reveal ordinary concerns about children, money, home, and religion that linked Geary to many on both sides of the war. These letters reveal contrasts between attitudes of soldiers of the eastern and western armies and how early intense battle was waged in northern Virginia. Readers can also glimpse pieces of life on the northern homefront and the ways that relationships between men and women changed during the course of the war. Geary's letters also show another side of the officer, that of the consummate politician who knew that military service provided capital for future political campaigns. Through intense self-promotion, he had fashioned a reputation that served him well in gaining respected political posts both before and after the war: he fought in the Mexican War and served as the first mayor of San Francisco and as territorial governor of Kansas during the period known as "Bloody Kansas," in addition to winning two terms as governor of Pennsylvania after the war. Ultimately, the letters of John White Geary show how a political general plied his trade. They reveal the complexities of any historical figure, for Geary had both the admirable qualities of loyalty to the Union and the less attractive need to exaggerate his abilities to enhance his career. - Jacket flap
Message to the general assembly of Pennsylvania Jan. 3, 1872 by John White Geary( Book )

2 editions published in 1872 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address to the citizens of Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania( Book )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John White Geary, soldier-statesman, 1819-1873 by Harry Marlin Tinkcom( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geary's talents in organization and direct action in times of stress were displayed in his roles in the Mexican War, early San Francisco, Kansas Territory before the Civil War, as a Union officer during the Civil War, and finally as governor of Pennsylvania
Order of the procession, at the ceremonies of laying the corner stone of the monument in the Soldiers' National Cemetery, July 4, 1865( Book )

1 edition published in 1865 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Autograph letter signed, addressed to Gov. Geary of California] by William D Gallagher( Book )

1 edition published in 1857 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henry Douglas Bacon papers by Henry Douglas Bacon( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters from John W. Geary, D.D. Page, William Alvord and Horatio Stebbins; agreement with Samuel Gaty concerning mining property in Idaho, 1864; contemporary copy of Pacific Express Company's certificate of incorporation, 1869; deed from George Stoneman for land in Los Angeles Co., 1884; and draft of an article on Bacon containing biographical information
Letter from Secretary of State asking an appropriation to reimburse John W. Geary, late governor of Kansas, for certain expenses, &c by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1858 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A politician goes to war : the Civil War letters of John White Geary
Alternative Names
Ioannes White Geary

John W. Geary Amerikaans officier (1819-1873)

John W. Geary US-amerikanesche Politiker

John White Geary politicien américain

John White Geary US-amerikanischer Politiker

Джон Уайт Гири

جون وايت جيري

ジョン・ギアリー

約翰·懷特·吉里

Languages
English (108)

German (1)

Covers
Geary and Kansas : Governor Geary's administration in Kansas : with a complete history of the territory until June 1857 : embracing a full account of its discovery, geography, soil, rivers, climate, products : its organization as a territory, transactions and events under Governors Reeder and Shannon, political dissensions, personal rencountres, election frauds, battles and outrages : all fully authenticated