Halleck: Lincoln's Chief of Staff

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LSU Press, Apr 1, 1996 - History - 248 pages
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User Review  - david__clifford - LibraryThing

Stephen Ambose is my favorite author and he has done a wonderful account of Halleck. He potrayes this historic figure in a new light. It is not a revisionist account. It does show the administrative genius that Halleck performed during the Civil War. Read full review

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User Review  - ALincolnNut - LibraryThing

Henry Halleck, who rose to the rank of general-in-chief of the Union armies during the American Civil War, is a frustrating figure. Most often, he is judged for his poor assessment of Ulysses Grant's ... Read full review

Contents

Preface The Formative Years
3
From Chaos to Order II
13
Give Me Command in the West
23
The Siege of Corinth
41
Consolidating Recent Gains
55
McClellan Pope and Second Bull
64
The Guillotine for Unsuccessful Generals
79
Burnside and Rosecrans
94
Concentrate on Important Points
125
Gettysburg and Vicksburg
137
Responsibility and Odium
150
Chief of Staff
162
Total War
181
Victory
196
Bibliography
215
Index
219

Intrigue Along the Mississippi
108

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Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002), was Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and author of many biographies and histories, including D-day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II and Upton and the Army.

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