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Author Leonard, Elizabeth D

Title Lincoln's forgotten ally : Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky / Elizabeth D. Leonard

Publ Info Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  KF368.H586 L46 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 417 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-388) and index
Contents Laying the foundation, 1807-1835 -- The long journey from Louisville to Washington, 1835-1857 -- Serving Buchanan, serving the nation, 1857-1860 -- Standing for the Union, 1861-1862 -- Lincoln's Judge Advocate General, September 3, 1862-April 14, 1865 -- Assassination and its aftermath, April 14, 1865-April 3, 1866 -- Fighting the tide, April 1866-December 1868 -- The Grant years, retirement, and beyond, January 1869-August 1894
Note "Joseph Holt, the stern, brilliant, and deeply committed Unionist from Kentucky, spent the first several months of the American Civil War successfully laboring to maintain Kentucky's loyalty to the Union, then went on to serve as President Lincoln's judge advocate general. In Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky, Elizabeth Leonard offers the first full-scale biography of Holt, who has long been overlooked and misunderstood by historians and students of the war"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894
United States. Army. Judge Advocate General's Department -- History
Judges -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1877
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography
Alt Title Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky
ISBN 9780807835005 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807835005 (cloth : alk. paper)