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Lincoln's political generals

Verfasser/in: David Work
Verlag: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2009.
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : Bundesstaatliche Regierungsveröffentlichung : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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President Abraham Lincoln sought to bind important political leaders to the Union by appointing them as generals. He had to find qualified officers to command a military that would fight along a front that stretched halfway across the continent. West Point hadn't graduated enough officers, and many chose to fight for Confederacy. Lincoln needed loyal men accustomed to organization, administration, and command. He  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: History
Name: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Medientyp: Amtliche Veröffentlichung, Bundesstaatliche Regierungsveröffentlichung
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: David Work
ISBN: 9780252034459 0252034457 9780252078613 0252078616
OCLC-Nummer: 294998684
Beschreibung: 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Inhalt: Necessity of the time --
Hunting for generals --
Opening campaigns --
Campaigns of 1862 --
Vicksburg campaign --
Battles in the West and the East --
Western theater in 1864-65 --
Eastern theater in 1864 --
Quasi-civil support --
Slavery, freedom, and Black soldiers --
Exerting political influence.
Verfasserangabe: David Work.

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Examines Lincoln's policy of appointing political generals to build a national coalition to fight and win the Civil War. This book follows the careers of sixteen generals through the war to assess  Weiterlesen…

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