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Lincoln's forgotten ally : Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky

Author: Elizabeth D Leonard
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joseph Holt, the stern, brilliant, and deeply committed Unionist from Kentucky, spent the first several months of the American Civil War successfully laboring to maintain Kentucky's loyalty to the Union, then went on to serve as President Lincoln's judge advocate general. This book offers a full-scale biography of Holt, who has long been overlooked and misunderstood by historians and students of the war.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Leonard, Elizabeth D.
Lincoln's forgotten ally.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011011687
Named Person: Joseph Holt; Joseph Holt
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth D Leonard
ISBN: 9780807869383 0807869384 9781469602738 1469602733
OCLC Number: 769187885
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 417 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Contents: Laying the foundation, 1807-1835 --
The long journey from Louisville to Washington, 1835-1857 --
Serving Buchanan, serving the nation, 1857-1860 --
Standing for the Union, 1861-1862 --
Lincoln's Judge Advocate General, September 3, 1862-April 14, 1865 --
Assassination and its aftermath, April 14, 1865-April 3, 1866 --
Fighting the tide, April 1866-December 1868 --
The Grant years, retirement, and beyond, January 1869-August 1894.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Elizabeth D. Leonard.

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Leonard skillfully and meticulously reconstructs Holt's 87-year life. . . . Judge Advocate General Holt will no longer be forgotten.--Civil War Book Review Leonard has done a great service to Holt Read more...

 
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