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Lincoln's abolitionist general : the biography of David Hunter

Author: Edward A Miller
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lincoln's Abolitionist General tells the life story of a general who operated on the vanguard of the advance toward emancipation and the enlistment of African American soldiers. Though not nearly as well known as other senior Union generals, David Hunter participated in signal events of Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War and took advantage of his position to champion the rights of African Americans. Though
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David Hunter; David Hunter; David (Soldat) Hunter
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward A Miller
ISBN: 157003110X 9781570031106
OCLC Number: 33971564
Description: x, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The start of a military life --
Civilian life and return to the army --
Military and political conflicts --
Command and abolition --
Command and controversy --
Temporary assignments and new opportunities --
Victory and retreat --
Final campaign --
War's end and after.
Responsibility: Edward A. Miller Jr.

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