The American Civil War was one of the last wars in which generals often led from the front, risking death at the head of their men. It was a war of larger-than-life characters, generals who earned colourful reputations and strong opinions among their soldiers and colleagues. This book outlines the careers and characters - and illustrates the appearance, in their authentic uniforms - of famous Union commanders who fought in the Western theatre of operations, including Grant, Kilpatrick, Sherman, Wilson, McPherson and nearly 20 more.
Philip Katcher lives and works in Pennsylvania USA, and has written over 20 titles in the Men-at-Arms Series including the highly successful five-volume set on Armies of the American Civil War. Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation particularly for his deep knowledge of Native American material culture; and has illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles. Richard is married and lives in Sussex.
Christopher Augur - Absalom baird - Nathaniel Banks - Francis Blair - Don Carlos Buell - Edward Canby - Ulysses Grant - Benjamin Grierson - Henry Halleck - Oliver Howard - Hugh Kilpatrick - John Logan - Nathaniel Lyon - John Mc Arthur - John McClernand - John McPherson - William Rosencrans - John Schofield - William Sherman - George Thomas - Louis Watkins - Alpheus Williams - James Williamson - James Wilson