The Resource Decided on the battlefield : Grant, Sherman, Lincoln, and the election of 1864, by David Alan Johnson

Decided on the battlefield : Grant, Sherman, Lincoln, and the election of 1864, by David Alan Johnson

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Decided on the battlefield : Grant, Sherman, Lincoln, and the election of 1864
Title
Decided on the battlefield
Title remainder
Grant, Sherman, Lincoln, and the election of 1864
Statement of responsibility
by David Alan Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the summer of 1864, Abraham Lincoln made a gloomy prediction about the upcoming presidential election. The American Civil War had dragged on for over three years with no end in sight. Things had not gone well for the Union, and the public blames the president for the stalemate against the Confederacy and for the appalling numbers killed and wounded. Lincoln was thoroughly convinced that without a favorable change in the trajectory of the war he would have no chance of winning a second term against former Union general George B. McClellan, whom he had previously dismissed as commander of the Army of the Potomac. In this vivid, engrossing account of a critical year in American history, the author examines the events of 1864, when the course of American history might have taken a radically different direction. It's no exaggeration to say that if McClellan had won the election, everything would have been different- McClellan and the Democrats planned to end the war immediately, grant the South its independence, and let the Confederacy keep its slaves. What were the crucial factors that in the end swung public sentiment in favor of Lincoln? The author focuses on the battlefield campaigns of generals and a tactical error that would change the whole course of the war as he brings to life this important series of episodes in our nation's history
  • Chronicles the battles of the Civil War, how they influenced the future of the generals who fought in them, and how they impacted the election of 1864
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, David
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E458.4
LC item number
.J733 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Sherman, William T.
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Decided on the battlefield : Grant, Sherman, Lincoln, and the election of 1864, by David Alan Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Generals and politicians -- Campaigns beginning -- Ominous roads ahead -- Summer of disappointments -- Natural military consequences -- Turning the tide -- The game of all or nothing -- The next four years
Control code
ocn726821385
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781616145095
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011039394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020457837
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)726821385
Label
Decided on the battlefield : Grant, Sherman, Lincoln, and the election of 1864, by David Alan Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Generals and politicians -- Campaigns beginning -- Ominous roads ahead -- Summer of disappointments -- Natural military consequences -- Turning the tide -- The game of all or nothing -- The next four years
Control code
ocn726821385
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781616145095
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011039394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020457837
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)726821385

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