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War Within the Union High Command (Modern War Studies)
With Union armies poised to launch the final campaigns against the Confederacy in 1864, three of its five commanders were political generals appointed officers with little or no military training. Army chief of staff Henry Halleck thought such generals jeopardized the lives of men under their command and he and his peers held them in utter contempt. Historians have largely ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 2nd 2003 by University Press of Kansas
(first published August 2003)
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