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Commander of All Lincoln’s Armies

A Life of General Henry W. Halleck

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$47.50 • £38.95 • €43.00

ISBN 9780674014930

Publication Date: 12/17/2004


352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

26 halftones, 1 line drawing

Belknap Press


  • Prologue
  • 1. Born to Gentility, Educated to Elitism
  • 2. Army Engineer at Home and Abroad
  • 3. War and Peace in California
  • 4. From Soldier to Businessman
  • 5. From Peace to War
  • 6. Commander of the Western Theater
  • 7. Supreme Commander
  • 8. War by Washington Telegraph
  • 9. The Western Generals Bring Success
  • 10. Chief of Staff under Grant
  • 11. From War to Peace
  • Bibliographical Essay
  • Abbreviations Used in the Notes
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Finalist, 2005 Peter Seaborg Award, George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University
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