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Lincoln"s political generals

David M. Work

Lincoln"s political generals

by David M. Work

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Military leadership,
  • Generals -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
  • Patronage, Political -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
  • Command of troops -- History -- 19th century,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- Civil War, 1861-1865,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDavid Work.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE457.2 .W875 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22853418M
    ISBN 109780252034459
    LC Control Number2008055269

      An interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin about Lincoln's Team of Rivals Spring , Vol. 38, No. 1 By Ellen Fried Courtesy Simon & Schuster In , prairie lawyer and former one-term congressman Abraham Lincoln stunned the country by prevailing over three prominent rivals—William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, and Edward Bates—to win the Republican .   Lincoln and William F. Berry, a corporal from Lincoln’s militia company, purchased a general store in New Salem, Illinois, in (Lincoln had no .

    The presidency of Abraham Lincoln began on March 4, , when he was inaugurated as the 16th President of the United States, and ended upon his assassination and death on Ap , 42 days into his second term. Lincoln was the first member of the recently-established Republican Party elected to the presidency. He was succeeded by Vice President Andrew .   From the beginning, Lincoln viewed every military decision through the single objective of defeating the rebellion and uniting the nation. Probably the clearest expression of Lincoln’s views came in a letter to Buell and Halleck as he prodded the generals to move: “I state my general idea of this war to be, that we have the greater numbers that we must fail .

    Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Chicago, IL; Since , specializing in books and material culture related to Lincoln, U. S. Civil War, and U.S. Presidents. T. Harry Williams () was an American historian who taught (often to overflow lectures) at Louisiana State University from to , and who won both a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Louisiana governor Huey P. Long. Williams’s Lincoln and His Generals is a fine study, carefully and wittily.


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This book provides a different and interesting perspective on: (1) President Abraham Lincoln's actions as Commander-in-Chief during the Civil War; (2) partisan politics in the North during the Civil War; and (3) the tensions that arose between the political generals and career military officers in the Union Army/5(4).

Lincoln's Political Generals: The Battlefield Performance of Seven Controversial Appointees - Kindle edition by Benton Rain Patterson. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Lincoln's Political Generals: The Battlefield Performance of Seven 4/5(1).

Examines Lincoln's policy of appointing political generals to build a national coalition to fight and win the Civil War.

This book follows the careers of sixteen generals through the war to assess Read more. Lincoln’s Political Generals will appeal to enthusiasts of Civil War military history, since more than half the book examines how these political generals performed on the battlefield.

This includes not only famous failures such as Franz Sigel’s loss at Wilson’s Creek, Banks’ Red River Campaign and Daniel Sickles. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

In this book, David Work examines Lincoln's policy of appointing political generals to build a national coalition to fight and win the Civil War. Work follows the careers of sixteen generals through the war to assess their contributions and to ascertain how Lincoln assessed them as commander-in-chief.

Butler, Banks, and Sigel: three political generals, appointed by Lincoln, whose performance during the campaign impaired military operations critical to the president's prospects for reelection. Whatever the merits of awarding these men commissions at the beginning of the war to rally support for the cause from diverse groups, their.

This book is a collection of essays examining the relation between Lincoln and five of his generals: McClellan, Hooker, Meade, Sherman, and Grant. these relations were problematic, both militarily and politically/5. Both Lincoln and Davis found it necessary to appoint men to high rank in the army based purely or mostly on political considerations.

Unfortunately a good number of Lincoln's political generals not only proved to be unworthy of their exalted ranks on the battlefront, but also proved to be millstones otherwise to Lincoln. Lincoln’s Political Generals.

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, Pp. During the Civil War, men served as full generals in the Union army. Some names are prominent in American memory—Grant, Sherman, Meade, McClellan, Burnside, and : S. Chandler Lighty. It seems to me that one of the great weapons of Lincoln was his political generals.

One makes a mistake to think solely of their military battlefield weaknesses and overlook the more powerful matter of building up the political strength of the general public to continue a bloody civil war.

If Federal enrollment collapses the Union is doomed. The book shows these seven generals—Butler, Banks, Sigel, Frémont, McClernand, Hurlbut and Wallace—in action, allowing readers to decide for themselves if Halleck was right in his withering assessment of Lincoln’s political generals.

When he Lincoln and a partner ran a small general store in New Salem, Illinois, a career that left young Abe with a good number of hours to read.

Under the shade of a tree right outside the store’s entrance, he perused newspapers, studied scientific and philosophical texts, and developed a love for Shakespeare and the poetry of Robert.

Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln - Postwar policy: At the end of the war, Lincoln’s policy for the defeated South was not clear in all its details, though he continued to believe that the main object should be to restore the “seceded States, so-called,” to their “proper practical relation” with the Union as soon as possible.

He possessed no fixed and uniform program for the region. Tagged as: david work, lincoln's political generals, university of illinois press Check out the Siege of Petersburg Online for daily posts on battle accounts in newspaper articles, diary entries, letters and more.

What are your Top 10 Gettysburg Books?See what a panel of bloggers said recently. Want to read some interesting Civil War content from amateurs and. Taking a new tone with his generals Lincoln realized in early summer that he had two big challenges: reestablishing control over the Army and recapturing public opinion.

With this realization. David Work spoke on the topic, 'Why Lincoln Appointed Political Generals.' He talked about the scarcity of generals in the U.S. Army at the beginning of the Civil War and Lincoln's. For the Lincoln administration, the risk of these tactical setbacks were exceeded by the political support amassed every day these popular figures were in uniform, revealing how political generals and their West Point peers were judged using different standards based on distinct calculations of political gain and military effectiveness.” 1.

Tagged as: abraham lincoln, harper's weekly, political generals, simon cameron, winfield scott, winslow homer Check out the Siege of Petersburg Online for daily posts on battle accounts in newspaper articles, diary entries, letters and more.

What are your Top 10 Gettysburg Books?See what a panel of bloggers said recently. Urbana/Chicago: University of Illinois Press, Pp. ix, Illus, notes, biblio., index.

$ ISBN: A look at the roles of sixteen "political generals" in the Civil War, to evaluate Lincoln's use of "political" criteria when handing out volunteer commissions to.

It was Decembera Tuesday at noon, when President Abraham Lincoln sent his first annual message ⁠ — what later became the .Furthermore, had the Civil War ended with a different outcome, Lincoln and many of his generals would have been deservedly tried as war criminals.

Of course, the victors write the history books–even when they tell lies. LINCOLN’S CRIMES. 1. Lincoln waged a war that cost the lives ofAmericans.T. Harry Williams () was an American historian who taught (often to overflow lectures) at Louisiana State University from toand who won both a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Louisiana governor Huey P.

Long. Williams’s Lincoln and His Generals is a fine study, carefully and wittily /5(31).