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Geary, John White 1819-1873

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Works: 137 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 1,639 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Maps  Claims  Miscellanea  Sources  Rules 
Roles: Dedicatee, Correspondent, Signer
Classifications: F685, 978.102092
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Message of his excellency John W. Geary to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, January 8, 1873 by Pennsylvania ( )
3 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports of the alcalde, comptroller, and treasurer of San Francisco by San Francisco (Calif.) ( Book )
2 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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, 4, 1871 by Pennsylvania ( Book )
2 editions published in 1871 in English and held by 6 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
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
Inaugural address of General John W. Geary : delivered Tuesday, January 15, 1867 on the occasion of his inauguration as Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania ( Book )
1 edition published in 1867 in English and held by 4 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 4 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 3 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
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
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
John White Geary letter to General George Washington Mindil : New Cumberland, Pa. : by John White Geary ( Book )
1 edition published in 1865 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Re upcoming gubernatorial election
General orders by United States ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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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