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Biographical Dictionary of the Union
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Provides entries on 872 men and women who influenced public policy, opinion, and events in the Union.

Table of Contents

Prefatory note by Jon Wakelyn Introduction Acknowledgments Biographical Sketches Bibliography Index

About the Author

JOHN T. HUBBELL is Professor of History and director of the Kent State University Press. He has been editor of Civil War History since 1965 and is the author of Battles Lost and Won (Greenwood, 1976).JAMES W. GEARY is Professor of Libraries and Media Services at Kent State University. He is the author of We Need Men: The Union Draft in the Civil War and the recipient of the 1992 Ohio Library Foundation Research Award for his study Post-Centennial Trends in Civil War Monographic Literature, 1966-1990.

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.,."a well written and edited source of information on 872 individuals who had an impact on the country during the years 1861-1865. ...What makes this volume unique, and useful, is the biographies of federal congressmen and senators. This reviewer has never seen such a comprehensive list of these individuals. ...for those readers seeking an excellent source of information for the Northern political leaders of the Civil War...this is your volume."-The Civil War News
.,."essential to any consideration of the individuals who fought the war in the field or on the home front."-Rettig on Reference
.,."Highly recommended and engrossing reading."-Bravo/Veterans Outlook
?...a well written and edited source of information on 872 individuals who had an impact on the country during the years 1861-1865. ...What makes this volume unique, and useful, is the biographies of federal congressmen and senators. This reviewer has never seen such a comprehensive list of these individuals. ...for those readers seeking an excellent source of information for the Northern political leaders of the Civil War...this is your volume.?-The Civil War News
?...essential to any consideration of the individuals who fought the war in the field or on the home front.?-Rettig on Reference
?...Highly recommended and engrossing reading.?-Bravo/Veterans Outlook
?Researching individual leaders of the U.S. Civil War has never been easy due to the large Variety of possible sources. This biographical dictionary goes a long way toward solving this problem. ... Even though it is a reference work, this book is a delight to peruse. The entries are uneven and vary in their approach due to the use of dozens of authors, but this adds to the work's charm. the entries are loaded with fascinating information and serve to point out how the nation was consumed by the war. ...This book is especially recommended for all larger academic and public libraries with special Civil War enthusiasts.?-ARBA
?This compilation is quite well executed and will please Civil War buffs...?-Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
?This is another excellent reference book for living historians from Greenwood...This book will help anyon learn more about who were the more influencial and popular leaders in the Civil War...This is a book that should be on the shelf of any library looking to update its American History collection....highly recommended for any person interested in personalities of the Civil War.?-Smoke and Fire News
?What has been needed is this authoritative and valuable reference work by contemporary experts, which can put individuals quickly in their correct perspective and lead to further modern readings, if necessary. The impressive list of contributors reads like a veritable who's who of present-day Civil War scholars, with essays by Edwin C. Bearss, Norman A. Graebner, William Hanchett, E.B. Long, Benjamin Quarles, and John Y. Simon, to name a few.?-Choice
?...Highly recommended and engrossing reading.??Bravo/Veterans Outlook
..."a well written and edited source of information on 872 individuals who had an impact on the country during the years 1861-1865. ...What makes this volume unique, and useful, is the biographies of federal congressmen and senators. This reviewer has never seen such a comprehensive list of these individuals. ...for those readers seeking an excellent source of information for the Northern political leaders of the Civil War...this is your volume."-The Civil War News
..."essential to any consideration of the individuals who fought the war in the field or on the home front."-Rettig on Reference
..."Highly recommended and engrossing reading."-Bravo/Veterans Outlook
"This compilation is quite well executed and will please Civil War buffs..."-Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
"This is another excellent reference book for living historians from Greenwood...This book will help anyon learn more about who were the more influencial and popular leaders in the Civil War...This is a book that should be on the shelf of any library looking to update its American History collection....highly recommended for any person interested in personalities of the Civil War."-Smoke and Fire News
"What has been needed is this authoritative and valuable reference work by contemporary experts, which can put individuals quickly in their correct perspective and lead to further modern readings, if necessary. The impressive list of contributors reads like a veritable who's who of present-day Civil War scholars, with essays by Edwin C. Bearss, Norman A. Graebner, William Hanchett, E.B. Long, Benjamin Quarles, and John Y. Simon, to name a few."-Choice
"Researching individual leaders of the U.S. Civil War has never been easy due to the large Variety of possible sources. This biographical dictionary goes a long way toward solving this problem. ... Even though it is a reference work, this book is a delight to peruse. The entries are uneven and vary in their approach due to the use of dozens of authors, but this adds to the work's charm. the entries are loaded with fascinating information and serve to point out how the nation was consumed by the war. ...This book is especially recommended for all larger academic and public libraries with special Civil War enthusiasts."-ARBA

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