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Union general John A. McClernand and the politics of command

Author: Christopher C Meyers
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A member of the Illinois General Assembly and a U.S. Representative, McClernard was connected to other prominent figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. However, he is best known for his rivalry with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and this biography balances McClernard's political career with his military leadership and his place in the Union command structure"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Meyers, Christopher C.
Union general John A. McClernand and the politics of command.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co, 2010
(DLC) 2010034806
(OCoLC)630498171
Named Person: John A McClernand; John A McClernand
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher C Meyers
ISBN: 9780786461967 0786461969
OCLC Number: 673777357
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 206 pages) : maps, portrait
Contents: Glory hunting in Illinois --
Congressman from Illinois --
The sectional conflict --
The secession crisis --
"Three cheers for the union" : Belmont --
"The death-knell of rebellion is sounded" : Forts Henry and Donelson --
Into the confederate heartland --
The Mississippi expedition --
"We have disposed of this tough little nut" : the Arkansas post/Fort Hindman campaign --
"Warriors stripped for the conflict" : Vicksburg and removal --
Recriminations, Red River, resignation --
The politics of command.
Responsibility: Christopher C. Meyers.

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"A member of the Illinois General Assembly and a U.S. Representative, McClernard was connected to other prominent figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. However, he is best known for his rivalry with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and this biography balances McClernard's political career with his military leadership and his place in the Union command structure"--Provided by publisher.

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