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Commander of all Lincoln's armies : a life of General Henry W. Halleck

Author: John F Marszalek
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.
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"In the summer of 1862, President Lincoln called General Henry W. Halleck to Washington, D.C., to take command of all Union armies in the death struggle against the Confederacy. For the next two turbulent years, Halleck was Lincoln's chief war advisor, the man the President deferred to in all military matters. Yet, despite the fact that he was commanding general far longer than his successor, Ulysses S. Grant, he is
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Marszalek, John F., 1939-
Commander of all Lincoln's armies.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)631986216
Named Person: H W Halleck; H W Halleck; Henry W Halleck
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Marszalek
ISBN: 0674014936 9780674014930
OCLC Number: 54865210
Description: ix, 324 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Born to gentility, educated to elitism --
Army engineer at home and abroad --
War and peace in California --
From soldier to businessman --
From peace to war --
Commander of the western theater --
Supreme commander --
War by Washington telegraph --
The western generals bring success --
Chief of staff under Grant --
From war to peace.
Responsibility: John F. Marszalek.
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In the first comprehensive biography of President Lincoln's chief war advisor from 1862-1864, a prize-winning historian recreates the life of a man of enormous achievement who bungled his most  Read more...

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