Partners in Command, American Civil War Book Review
Book Review: Lincoln and His Generals
JOSEPH T. GLATTHAAR. Partners In Command: The Relationships Between Leaders in the Civil War New York: The Free Press . 1994. Pp. xi, 286. $16.95. Warriors are at their core human beings who succeed or fail in their endeavors in some part because of the their ability to relate with others, whether peers, subordinates, or […]
Emulate Grant! Leadership in the American Civil War
T. HARRY WILLIAMS. Lincoln and His Generals. New York: Random House, 1952. Pp. viii, 363, $2.40. Over half a century ago, T. Harry Williams wrote an exceptional work with as major theme that the performance of President Abraham Lincoln as commander in chief during the American Civil War positioning him as the true director of […]
Military History Factoid of the Day – On Grant
I wrapped up reading Lincoln and His Generals by T. Henry Williams and found it quite good. I confess to being impressed by the extent to which Lincoln became an able strategist by the mid-point of the war. No doubt contributing to this was Halleck’s liaise-faire attitude. Lacking a strong military leader and much in […]
This Weekend's Reading: "Grant" and "Lincoln and His Generals"
When Grant became General in Chief of northern armies in 1864, he was 42 years old, 5’8″ tall and weighed 135 pounds.
Beginning a search for a thesis topic…The American Civil War
I’m reading this weekend for class, Lincoln and His Generals by T. Harry Williams. For pleasure, I’m reading Grant by Jean Edward Smith, this on my Kindle.
May Civil War and Military History Book Acquisitions – II
I am going to begin in earnest to find a suitable topic for my thesis. I don’t expect to have one locked in until I get another course or two under my belt but I am interested in the opinions of many of you who I would consider expert on topics of Civil War military […]
Civil War History Phrase of the Day – The Flying Column
Continuing with my May book acquisitions which illustrate, as said by Civil War Interactive’s comments on my blog this week, why bank robbery may be needed to support my book-buying habits… Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War By Tom Wheeler ISBN-10: 0061129801 Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Collins; […]
Supply and logistics were a huge challenge for the Army of the Potomac and this was certainly true as General Joseph Hooker (above, 1814 – 1879) contemplated moving his massive 163,000 man army offensively against Lee near the Rappahannock in the Spring of 1863. Breaking the logistical chain was the challenge. According to author Edward Hagerman, Quartermaster […]