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Author Meyers, Christopher C.

Title Union general John A. McClernand and the politics of command / Christopher C. Meyers.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 McClernand,J MEY    Available
Description ix, 206 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Glory hunting in Illinois -- Congressman from Illinois -- The sectional conflict -- The secession crisis -- "Three cheers for the union" : Belmont -- "The death-knell of rebellion is sounded" : Forts Henry and Donelson -- Into the confederate heartland -- The Mississippi expedition -- "We have disposed of this tough little nut" : the Arkansas post/Fort Hindman campaign -- "Warriors stripped for the conflict" : Vicksburg and removal -- Recriminations, Red River, resignation -- The politics of command.
Summary "A member of the Illinois General Assembly and a U.S. Representative, McClernard was connected to other prominent figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. However, he is best known for his rivalry with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and this biography balances McClernard's political career with his military leadership and his place in the Union command structure"--Provided by publisher.
Subject McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900.
United States. Army -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Command of troops -- History -- 19th century.
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
ISBN 9780786459605 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786459603 (softcover : alk. paper)

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