General James Blunt: Tarnished Glory

Overview

Union soldier James Gilpatrick Blunt, Kansas's only Civil War-era major general, was an immensely resourceful military strategist. During the war, his most significant accomplishments included defeating the Confederates at Prairie Grove, Honey Springs, and Westport. Blunt served his country off the battlefield, too. Not only did he help draft the Kansas state constitution before the war, but he was also instrumental in helping John Brown assist escaped slaves to Canada.
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Overview

Union soldier James Gilpatrick Blunt, Kansas's only Civil War-era major general, was an immensely resourceful military strategist. During the war, his most significant accomplishments included defeating the Confederates at Prairie Grove, Honey Springs, and Westport. Blunt served his country off the battlefield, too. Not only did he help draft the Kansas state constitution before the war, but he was also instrumental in helping John Brown assist escaped slaves to Canada.
Though Blunt's successful military campaigns were well publicized in army reports and contemporary newspapers, his heroic reputation was later sullied by accusations of corruption and womanizing. Even amidst the chaotic and often lawless violence of the Civil War's western frontier, Blunt's increasingly irresponsible actions inspired censure, outrage, and scandal.
In this, the first biography of Blunt, Kansas historian Robert Collins sheds light on a complex and flawed, yet effective, leader and his actions. General James G. Blunt includes quotes from archival documents and previously unpublished photographs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589802537
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Collins, a resident of Kansas, is passionate about his region. He has authored several books on the history and sightseeing possibilities of Kansan railroads as well as the biography General James G. Blunt: Tarnished Glory and continues to write articles on history and science fiction for several magazines.

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