American Civil War Commanders 1

Union Leaders in the East

Civil War Union Generals

Philip Katcher • Illustrated by Richard Hook

Series editor Martin Windrow

First published in Great Britain in 2002 by Osprey Publishing. Elms Court. Chapel Way. Botley. Oxford 0X2 9LP. United Kingdom. Email: [email protected]

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ISBN 1 84176 320 9 Editor: Martin Windrow Design: Alan Hamp Index by Alan Thatcher

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Author's Note

For reasons of space it seems appropriate to divide the commanders to be covered in this and a forthcoming second volume between the "Eastern" and "Western" theaters of war, according to their first, most imporant or best-known operations. Inevitably, given the movement of some generals between the theaters, this has worked more neatly in some cases than in others, whose placing in one or other title has necessarily been somewhat arbitrary. Readers should regard the two books together as a single reference source.


All monochrome illustrations in this book are from the collection of Military Images magazine.

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OPPOSITE The brash, self-confident Joseph Hooker, seen here while still a brigadier-general, would be appointed to command the Army of the Potomac in December 1862. He lost his nerve, and the battle, at Chancellorsville the following May. Sent West, he regained his reputation with the public but not with his fellow generals, who never trusted him - he had a reputation for insincerity and back-biting behind his affable manner.

The mid-19th-century photographic process points up the contrast of the dark blue velvet collar and cuffs against the cloth of his coat; he wears a crimson line officer's sash. Note the hilt of the staff officer's sword, with a general officer's gold cord knot.


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