William Francis Bartlett: Biography of a Union General in the Civil War

William Francis Bartlett: Biography of a Union General in the Civil War

by Richard A. Sauers
     
 

Frank Bartlett was an indifferent student at Harvard when the Civil War began in 1861, but after he joined the Union army he quickly found that he had an aptitude for leadership and rose from captain to brevet major general by 1865. Over the course of the war he was wounded three times (one injury resulted in the loss of a leg), but he remained on active duty until

Overview

Frank Bartlett was an indifferent student at Harvard when the Civil War began in 1861, but after he joined the Union army he quickly found that he had an aptitude for leadership and rose from captain to brevet major general by 1865. Over the course of the war he was wounded three times (one injury resulted in the loss of a leg), but he remained on active duty until he was captured in 1864. His political stance gained him some national fame after the war, but he struggled with repeated business stress until tuberculosis and other illnesses led to his early death at age 36.

Editorial Reviews

North & South
a fine work
Civil War News
"for more than a century Bartlett's legacy essentially disappeared. Luckily, authors Richard A. Sauers and Martin H. Sable have rescued this general's memory through the publication of their eloquently written and superbly researched biography. The authors do an excellent job of placing Bartlett in the larger context of the war, but do not make the mistake of losing sight of their subject in discussions of strategy and tactics. Sauers and Sable are to be commended for this volume which rescues a true American hero from obscurity"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786441464
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/25/2009
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Richard A. Sauers is the director of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry in Colorado Springs. He has written more than twenty books about the Civil War period. Martin H. Sable, a retired professor from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, lives in Mequon, Wisconsin.

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