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By Philip Katcher

While the battle among the States broke out in 1861, the U.S. military had in simple terms 4 line generals – and 3 of these have been over 70 years of age and veterans of the Napoleonic interval. approximately one in 3 of America's expert officials selected to serve the Confederacy, and the government's pressing have to locate commanders for its greatly elevated military positioned stars at the shoulders of fellows of very different backgrounds and skills. the rigors of battle may quickly separate the born leaders from the over-promoted and the political opportunists. This moment quantity dedicated to Union generals examines the careers and personalities of 25 commanders whose carrier was once mostly, or before everything, within the Western theater of warfare.

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Hope loves Malbone “ardently” and is “blind” to his shortcomings. Her fiancé, just arrived back from Europe, has brought with him Hope’s younger half-sister, Emilia. 30 Of course Emilia became infatuated with Malbone. She decided that he would favor her over her half-sister. Malbone, who found that “no lawful passion can ever be so bewildering or ecstatic as an unlawful one,” kept Emilia in 28. Higginson later stated that Hurlbert provided the basis for his fictional Malbone. Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, 107.

Lash, A Politician Turned General, 26. 36 A Secession Crisis Enigma in Europe. 6 To supplement the known facts about Hurlbert’s young life, the historian must also make use of unconventional sources. Three writers who knew Hurlbert—Charles Kingsley, Theodore Winthrop, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson—each used him as the basis for a character in a novel. Their portraits offer many insights into his personality. Published between 1857 and 1869, the three works of creative imagination each provide a distinct angle of vision.

Anderson, Mystery, 126–35, quotations on 130, 134. 5. , 145–68, quotation on 145. A notation in Box 39 of the Frank Maloy Anderson Papers, Library of Congress, shows that in February 1930 he was trying to track Hurlbert’s movements during the secession winter. A year and a half later, however, Anderson was so eager to know more about Sam Ward that he sought an interview with Maud Howe Elliott, Ward’s niece. Anderson to Elliott, Aug. 31, 1931, Samuel Ward Papers, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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