General Wadsworth: The Life and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth
Wayne MahoodISBN: 030681238X;
Book DescriptionThe first full biography of James S. Wadsworth--important Union general, prominent New York politician, and anti-slavery statesman. James S. Wadsworth was a successful lawyer and influential New York politician when the Civil War brokeout. 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 ended. His battlefield boldness and righteous resolve to end slavery is, as former U.S. Congressman James W. Symington says, "a vivid reminder that our Civil War was, indeed, fought on moral grounds."
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