American Civil War Commanders (1)

Union Leaders in the East

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American Civil War Commanders (1)

Union Leaders in the East

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Osprey's study of the commanders of the American Civil War (1861-1865). When the War Between the States broke out in 1861, the US Army had only four line generals - and only one of them was not a septuagenarian veteran of the War of 1812. With about one-third of all professional officers choosing to offer their swords to the South, the government's urgent need to find commanders for the vastly expanded Federal army put generals' stars on the shoulders of men of very varied backgrounds and talents. In time the shock of war would separate the born leaders from the over-promoted and the political opportunists. This first of four volumes examines the careers and often colorful personalities of nearly 30 Union generals whose service was mainly in the Eastern theater of war.

Table of Contents

Francis Barlow · Ambrose Burnside · Benjamin Butler · Joshua Chamberlain · Darius Couch · George Custer · John Gibbon · Winfield Hancock · Andrew Humphreys · Henry Hunt · Philip Kearny· George McClellan · Irwin McDowell · George Meade · John Pope · John Reynolds · John Ricketts · Winfield Scott · John Sedgwick · Philip Sheridan · Daniel Sickles · William Smith · Edwin Sumner · Emory Upton

Product details

Published Apr 25 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841763200
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 48 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 73
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Richard Hook

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