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Halleck: Lincoln's Chief of Staff.

Author: Stephen E Ambrose
Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press [1962]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before the Civil War, Halleck was one of America's few important theorists on the higher art of war, and it was in large part due to his efforts that the doctrines of Baron Henri Jomini were widely accepted by Civil War generals.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: H W Halleck; H W Halleck
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Ambrose
OCLC Number: 1178496
Description: 226 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: The formative years --
From chaos to order --
"Give me command in the West" --
The siege of Corinth --
Consolidating recent gains --
McClellan, Pope, and Second Bull Run --
The guillotine for unsuccessful generals --
Burnside and Rosecrans --
Intrigue along the Mississippi --
Concentrate on important points --
Gettysburg and Vicksburg --
Responsibility and odium --
Chief of Staff --
Total war --
Victory.

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Before the Civil War, Halleck was one of America's few important theorists on the higher art of war, and it was in large part due to his efforts that the doctrines of Baron Henri Jomini were widely accepted by Civil War generals.

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