Lincoln's Generals' Wives

Lincoln's Generals' Wives

Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War-for Better and for Worse

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The story of the American Civil War is not complete without examining the extraordinary and influential lives of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant, the wives of Abraham Lincolns top generals. They were their husbands closest confidantes and had a profound impact on the generals ambitions and actions. Most important, the womens own attitudes toward and relationships with Lincoln had major historical significance. Relying on a close reading of letters, memoirs, and other primary sourcesand, for the first time, mapping the womens wartime travelsHooper explores the very different ways in which these remarkable women responded to the unique challenges of being Lincolns generals wives.
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9781606352786
Branch Call Number: 973.7 H766
Characteristics: viii, 429 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.


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