Colonels In Blue Indiana Kentucky And Tennessee

Author: Roger D. Hunt
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476613869
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This biographical dictionary documents the Union army colonels who commanded regiments from Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Entries are arranged first by state and then by regiment, and provide a biographical sketch of each colonel focusing on his Civil War service. Many of the colonels covered herein never rose above that rank, failing to win promotion to brigadier general or brevet brigadier general, and have therefore received very little scholarly attention prior to this work.

Colonels In Blue Illinois Iowa Minnesota And Wisconsin

Author: Roger D. Hunt
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786498550
Size: 43.96 MB
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The sixth in a series documenting Union army colonels, this biographical dictionary lists regimental commanders from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. A brief sketch of each is included--many published here for the first time--giving a synopsis of Civil War service and biographical details, along with photos where available. Rosters of colonels by state are provided, including those promoted to higher ranks whose lives are documented in other works.

Colonels In Blue New York

Author: Roger D. Hunt
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764317712
Size: 36.52 MB
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This book is the second in a series which will feature the colonels of the Union Army in the Civil War. Most of them were citizen soldiers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Motivated by patriotic enthusiasm and personal ambition but often lacking any real military expertise, they nevertheless offered their services in defense of the Union. Through photographs and biographical sketches their lives are now being remembered. This volume documents the colonels who commanded regiments from New York state. Volume one in the series covers the New England states.

John Mcdonald And The Whiskey Ring

Author: Edward S. Cooper
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1683930134
Size: 18.85 MB
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The most flamboyant, consistently dishonest racketeer was Supervisor of Internal Revenue John McDonald, whose organization defrauded the federal government of millions of dollars. When President Grant was asked why he appointed McDonald supervisor of internal revenue he responded, “I was aware that he was not an educated man, but he was a man that had seen a great deal of the world and of people, and I would not call him ignorant exactly, he was illiterate.” McDonald organized and ran the Whiskey Ring but he always credited Grant with the initiation of the Ring declaring that the president “actually stood god-father at its christening.” The demise of the Ring rivals anything that the real or fictional Elliot Ness and his “Untouchables” ever accomplished during the prohibition era in America.

To Prepare For Sherman S Coming

Author: Mark A. Smith
Publisher: Savas Beatie
ISBN: 1611212677
Size: 22.37 MB
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The Battle of WiseÕs (Wyse) Forks, March 7-11, 1865, has long been thought of as nothing more than an insignificant skirmish during the final days of the Civil War and relegated to a passing reference in a footnote if it is mentioned at all. Mark A. SmithÕs and Wade SokoloskyÕs ÒTo Prepare for ShermanÕs ComingÓ: The Battle of WiseÕs Forks, March 1865 erases this misconception and elevates this combat and its related operations to the historical status it deserves. By March 1865, the Confederacy was on its last legs. Its armies were depleted, food and resources were scarce, and morale was low. General Lee was barely holding on to his extended lines around Richmond and Petersburg, and Gen. William T. Sherman was operating with nearly complete freedom in North Carolina on his way north to form a junction with Union forces in Virginia. As the authors demonstrate, the fighting that is the subject of this book came about when Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant initiated a broad military operation to assist Sherman. The responsibility for ensuring a functioning railroad from New Bern to Goldsboro rested with Maj. Gen. Jacob D. Cox. On March 2, 1865, Cox ordered his hastily assembled Provisional Corps to march toward Goldsboro. In response to CoxÕs movement, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston executed a bold but risky plan to divert troops away from Sherman by turning back CoxÕs advance. Under the command of the aggressive but controversial Gen. Braxton Bragg, the Confederates stood for four days and successfully halted Cox at WiseÕs Forks. This delay provided Johnston with the precious time he needed to concentrate his forces and fight the large and important Battle of Bentonville. ÒTo Prepare for ShermanÕs ComingÓ is the result of years of careful research in a wide variety of archival sources, and relies upon official reports, diaries, newspapers, and letter collections, all tied to a keen understanding of the terrain. Sokolosky and Smith, both career army officers, have used their expertise in military affairs to produce what is not only a valuable book on WiseÕs Forks, but what surely must be the definitive study of one of the Civil WarÕs overlooked yet significant battles. Outstanding original maps by Mark A. Moore coupled with period photographs reinforce the quality of this account and the authorsÕ commitment to excellence.

Brevet Brigadier Generals In Blue

Author: Roger D. Hunt
Publisher: Old Soldier Books
Size: 63.78 MB
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Contains 1,396 photographs of the 1400 Brevet Brigadier Generals as well as alphabetical biographical information on each man which includes various ranks and regiments served, wounds received, education, occupation, honors, when and where born and died, where buried. This revised edition has new photos of a number of the Generals and updated data.

Biographical Dictionary Of The Union

Author: John T. Hubbell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313209208
Size: 60.22 MB
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This great new series provides 10 or your favorite songs, all in professionally arranged TAB format for just $10.00. Classic Rock Guitar TAB features 10 landmark songs from the classic rock era. Titles: Losing My Religon (R.E.M.) * Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers) * Bad Company (Bad Company) * Long Train Runnin' (The Doobie Brothers) * Hotel California (The Eagles) * Bad to the Bone (George Thorogood and the Destroyers) * Old Time Rock & Roll (Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band) * White Room (Cream) * I'm A Man (Chicago) * The Chain (Fleetwood Mac)

World Military Leaders

Author: Mark Grossman
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816074771
Size: 71.74 MB
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Articles profiling important military leaders are arranged in A to Z format.