The Blackstone of Military Law: Colonel William Winthrop

The Blackstone of Military Law: Colonel William Winthrop

by Joshua E. Kastenberg


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810861770
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/23/2009
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Joshua E. Kastenberg is an active duty officer in the United States Air Force, assigned to the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He has served as a legal advisor to a number of commands, including combatant commands and forward deployed operations.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments ix

1 A Privileged Lineage 1

2 From Youth to Yale: The Making of a Legal Mind 17

3 Bostonian Lawyer with Stirrings of Abolitionism 39

4 Frontier Lawyer in the Minnesota Territory 53

5 The Winthrop Brothers Go to War 69

6 A Sharpshooter on the Peninsula Campaign 85

7 From Second Manassas to Fredericksburg: "I Had Some Pretty Close Escapes" 109

8 Civil War Judge Advocate 131

9 Professionalizing a "Constitutional Army" in a Time of Uncertainty: 1865-1895 167

10 Professionalizing the Practice of Military Law: Winthrop's Influence Cemented 211

11 Marriage and Field Service under the Command of John M. Schofield 265

12 West Point Professor to the End of a Career 285

13 Epilogue: Retirement and Death 303

Bibliography 321

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