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The War Worth FightingAbraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America$
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Stephen D. Engle

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060644

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060644.001.0001

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Lincoln as Commander in Chief

Lincoln as Commander in Chief

Forays into Generalship

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The War Worth Fighting

Mark Grimsley

University Press of Florida

This chapter offers a reconsideration of perhaps Lincoln’s most flagrant and extensive foray into de facto generalship of his presidency. It occurred in late May 1862, when he intervened in operations in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, an involvement that also had a critical impact on the Union’s Peninsula Campaign designed to seize the Confederate Capital of Richmond.

Keywords:   Lincoln, Jackson, Fremont, Peninsula

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