Lincoln Finds a General

Finalist, National Book Awards 1950 for Nonfiction

First edition cover of Lincoln Finds a General by kenneth p williams
ISBN 9780253203595
Indiana University Press
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Kenneth P. Williams

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Three years of war passed before the historic day in March, 1864, when the experienced and modest Grant met Lincoln, also experienced and equally modest. Behind the General were notable successes; behind the President were months of disappointment with generals who had been unequal to the hard task of conducting offensive operations against the Confederate army commanded by Lee, and who had even missed good chances of shortening the war by destroying Lee’s army on his two ventures across the Potomac. [Jacket copy]