General Wadsworth: The Life And Wars Of Brevet General James S. Wadsworth

General Wadsworth: The Life And Wars Of Brevet General James S. Wadsworth

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Overview

James S. Wadsworth was a successful lawyer and influential New York politician when the Civil War broke out. His wealth, strong anti-slavery views, and active support of President Lincoln made him a controversial public figure in the early war years. In 1863, he was given a field command and proved himself to be one of the Union's most able and daring commanders, although he died before the war ended. His battlefield boldness and righteous resolve to end slavery is, as former U.S. Congressman James W. Symington says, "a vivid reminder that our Civil War was, indeed, fought on moral grounds."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306812385
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 07/29/2003
Edition description: First DaCapo Press Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 994,998
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Wayne Mahood has been a lifelong educator in the social sciences and history. He is a frequent contributor to Civil War magazines and the author of several previous books. He lives in Geneseo, New York.

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