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Lincoln's political generals

Auteur : David Work
Éditeur : Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2009.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : State or province government publication : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : History
Personne nommée : Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Type d’ouvrage : Government publication, State or province government publication
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : David Work
ISBN : 9780252034459 0252034457 9780252078613 0252078616
Numéro OCLC : 294998684
Description : 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : 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  Lire la suite...

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"A very fine study."--Civil War Book Review "Readers, especially those interested in the fascinating relationship between war and politics in the Northern war effort, will find this book enjoyable Lire la suite...

 
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