LIFE AND MILITARY CAREER OF WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK
BY HON. JOHN W. FORNEY
VERY GOOD + CONDITION
Attractive, Bright, Sharp, Extensively-Decorated, Cover Design
Loaded with Portraits, Illustrations and Maps
Clean, Sharp, Bright, Solidly-Bound Book
HANDSOMELY PUBLISHED AND ADORNED BY HUBBARD BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS, PHILADELPHIA, PA, IN 1880
This wonderful, First Edition biography comprises an excellent account of the life of Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, including his early life, education and remarkable military career which made him the senior Major General of the Armies of the United States and a candidate for the office of President of the United States. The book focuses on Hancock's early life and extraordinary military service. The book also contains a succinct biographical sketch of Hon. William H. English.
Winfield Scott Hancock became one of the finest Corps Commanders in the Union army. An 1844 graduate of West Point, he had served in the infantry during the Mexican War. Fighting during the Peninsula Campaign, he led a critical flank attack at Williamsburg and earned the sobriquet "Superb." At Antietam, he replaced the killed division 1st Division commander. At Fredericksburg his division took part in the costly assaults on Marye's Heights and at Chancellorsville he skillfully covered the Union withdrawal. Hancock later became commander of the 2nd Corps. With the fall of John F. Reynolds, on the first day at Gettysburg, Hancock took over that wing of the army and decided whether the battle should be fought there or not. On the second and third days of the battle, Hancock directed the Union center and was wounded.
He fought well at the Wilderness and was brevetted for breaking the Confederate salient at Spotsylvania. At Cold Harbor his troops were slaughtered in a futile assault ordered by Grant. He fought at Petersburg, but his wound broke open and he had to leave the army for a time only to return to be defeated at Reams' Station and forced to give up field command.
Following the Confederacy's collapse, he came into conflict with Grant who objected to his lenient treatment of the South. He was appointment a major general in the regular army and assumed command of the Department of the East. He was an unsuccessful, Democratic candidate for the presidency.
THIS BOOK IS IN VERY GOOD + CONDITION
This First Edition book is handsomely bound in bright, royal-blue-colored oil cloth with an extensively decorated, gold-gilt cover featuring the names of Hancock’s many military campaigns; the book remains clean, sharp and solidly bound. The exterior is attractive, sharp and bright with beveled edges and no bumping or rubbing. The book has no bumping or rubbing and only lite edge wear. It remains attractive. The interior is clean and free of any writing. The pages are generally clean and in great shape, but there is some smudging on the title page (see photo). This is an ex-library book with standard markings, pockets, etc. The book is rich with illustrations, portraits and maps. The binding is solid and the book has no looseness or lean. Both hinges are solid. This is a wonderful, First Edition copy of this excellent, Civil War biography on this leading general of the war.
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SHARP, ATTRACTIVE, VINTAGE, FIRST EDITION, CIVIL WAR BIOGRAPHY
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