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Citizen general : Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War era

Author: Gene Schmiel
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: War and society in North America (Athens, Ohio)
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Civil War transformed not only the United States but also the men unexpectedly called on to lead their fellow citizens to war. Jacob Dolson Cox, a former divinity student with no formal military training, rose to the challenge, becoming one of the better commanders in the Union army. His military career included helping secure West Virginia for the Union; jointly commanding the left wing of the Union army at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Jacob D Cox; Jacob D Cox
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Schmiel
ISBN: 9780821420829 0821420828 9780821420836 0821420836 0821444808 9780821444801
OCLC Number: 861676486
Description: xiii, 340 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm.
Contents: Citizen of the Western Reserve: maturing in peace, girding for war --
A citizen-general secures (West) Virginia --
Citizen-general on the national stage: the Maryland Campaign --
Citizen/political general: political wars outside the mainstream --
Division and army commander: the Atlanta Campaign --
Citizen-warrior: the Franklin-Nashville Campaign and war's end --
From citizen-general to state and national political leader --
Citizen-statesman --
Civil War historian --
Renaissance man in the Gilded Age.
Series Title: War and society in North America (Athens, Ohio)
Other Titles: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War era
Responsibility: Eugene D. Schmiel.
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