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Author Geary, John White, 1819-1873.

Title A politician goes to war : the Civil War letters of John White Geary / edited by William Alan Blair ; selections and introduction by Bell Irvin Wiley.

Published University Park, Penn. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [1995]


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Physical description xxv, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This last known work of noted historian Bell Irvin Wiley reveals the private mind of John White Geary, a Union general from Pennsylvania, through his Civil War letters to his wife, Mary. Wiley had selected these roughly 200 letters for publication, but the unfinished manuscript lay undiscovered for twelve years after the historian's death. The letters provide a rare glimpse of the two main theaters of war through the eyes of a general officer. Geary saw action at Cedar Mountain and Gettysburg in the Virginia theater and in the major campaigns in the west - from lifting the siege at Chattanooga to marching with William T. Sherman through Georgia and the Carolinas.
Other author Blair, William Alan.
Wiley, Bell Irvin, 1906-1980.
Subject Geary, John White, 1819-1873 -- Correspondence.
United States. Army -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Correspondence.
ISBN 0271013389 (alk. paper)