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Tango0112 Nov 2020 10:25 p.m. PST

… the U.S. Military, 1812–1863

"For a half century, John Ellis Wool (1784–1869) was one of America's most illustrious figures—most notably as an officer in the United States Army during the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War. At the onset of the Civil War, when he assumed command of the Department of the East, Wool had been a brigadier general for twenty years and, at age seventy-seven, was the oldest general on either side of the conflict. Courage Above All Things marks the first full biography of Wool, who aside from his unparalleled military service, figured prominently in many critical moments in nineteenth-century U.S. history…"


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Marulaz113 Nov 2020 4:04 a.m. PST

I have been reading about the American Civil War since the 1950s and was not even aware of this guy. Thanks Tango!


Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2020 7:40 a.m. PST

He's actually more important during the War of 1812…

Tango0113 Nov 2020 12:01 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami! (smile)


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