America's corporal : James Tanner in war and peace (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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America's corporal : James Tanner in war and peace

Author: James Alan Marten
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2014]
Series: Uncivil wars.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Tanner may be the most famous person in nineteenth-century America that no one has heard of. During his service in the Union army, he lost the lower third of both his legs and afterward had to reinvent himself. After a brush with fame as the stenographer taking down testimony a few feet away from the dying President Abraham Lincoln in April 1865, Tanner eventually became one of the best-known men in Gilded Age  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marten, James Alan.
America's corporal
(DLC) 2013043277
(OCoLC)859447073
Named Person: James Tanner; James Tanner; James Tanner
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Alan Marten
ISBN: 9780820343228 0820343226
OCLC Number: 880878120
Description: 1 online resource (x, 199 pages)
Contents: Prologue: no regrets --
The war hit me and hit me hard: Jimmie Tanner's Civil War --
Living with disability: Jim Tanner reinvents himself --
Brooklyn days: becoming Corporal Tanner --
God help the surplus: Corporal Tanner and Civil War pensions --
The most celebrated GAR man in the world: legacies --
Epilogue and conclusion: the footless ghost.
Series Title: Uncivil wars.
Responsibility: James Marten.

Abstract:

James Tanner may be the most famous person in nineteenth-century America that no one has heard of. During his service in the Union army, he lost the lower third of both his legs and afterward had to reinvent himself. After a brush with fame as the stenographer taking down testimony a few feet away from the dying President Abraham Lincoln in April 1865, Tanner eventually became one of the best-known men in Gilded Age America. He was a highly placed Republican operative, a popular Grand Army of the Republic speaker, an entrepreneur, and a celebrity. He earned fame and at least temporary fortune.

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