Winfield Scott Hancock: Gettysburg Hero

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Winfield Scott Hancock gained his greatest fame for his crucial contributions to the Federal victory at Gettysburg. Union veterans remembered Hancock as a general who led from the front and whose forceful presence could change the course of a battle.

In addition to the Civil War, Hancock’s military service included dramatic experiences during the Mexican-American War, Reconstruction, and the Indian wars. He also pursued a national political ...

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Overview


Winfield Scott Hancock gained his greatest fame for his crucial contributions to the Federal victory at Gettysburg. Union veterans remembered Hancock as a general who led from the front and whose forceful presence could change the course of a battle.

In addition to the Civil War, Hancock’s military service included dramatic experiences during the Mexican-American War, Reconstruction, and the Indian wars. He also pursued a national political career, which ended in an unsuccessful try for the presidency in 1880.

This lively biography introduces readers to an American soldier who put his mark on many of the important military and political events of his lifetime.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893114395
  • Publisher: State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series , #24
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


PERRY D. JAMIESON, a historian for the Air Force History Support Office in Washington, D.C., is coauthor of Attack and Die: Civil War Military Tactics and the Southern Heritage and author of Crossing the Deadly Ground: United States Army Tactics 1865–1899. His books include Death in September: The Antietam Campaign, published by McWhiney Foundation Press.
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Table of Contents

1 A Young Soldier 13
2 The Peninsula and Second Manassas 19
3 Antietam and Fredericksburg 33
4 Chancellorsville 44
5 The Gettysburg Campaign 54
6 The First Day at Gettysburg 63
7 The Second Day at Gettysburg 70
8 The Third Day at Gettysburg 80
9 Convalescence and the Battle of the Wilderness 90
10 The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House 100
11 The River Crossings and Cold Harbor 111
12 Petersburg 120
13 The End of the Civil War 131
14 The Indian Wars 141
15 Reconstruction 149
16 A Respected Soldier 157
17 Presidential Campaign 164
18 Death and Memorials 173
Further Reading 184
Index 188
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