James S. Wadsworth was a successful lawyer and influential New York politician when the Civil War broke out. His wealth, strong anti-slavery views, and active support of President Lincoln made him a controversial public figure in the early war years. In 1863, he was given a field command and proved himself to be one of the Union's most able and daring commanders, although he died before the war en...
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Press; Da Capo ed. edition (July 31, 2003)
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