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Lincoln's forgotten ally : Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky /

Other Title:
Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky; Joseph Holt of Kentucky
Leonard, Elizabeth D.
Item ID:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011.
9780807835005 (cloth : alk. paper); 0807835005 (cloth : alk. paper)
Civil War America; Civil War America.
Call Number:
KF368.H586 L46 2011
Physical Description:
xii, 417 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894.
United States. Army. Judge Advocate General's Dept. -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1877.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-388) and index.; 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.; "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.
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Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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