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Major General John Alexander McClernand: Politician in Uniform

by Kiper, Richard L.
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Issue: Winter 2000
ISBN: 0873386361

A leading Democratic congressman from Illinois, McClernand became a brigadier general in the Union Army in 1861 and served controversially until relieved for insubordination. Richard L. Kiper's biography suggests the perils of mixing political rank with the wartime chain of command.

review of Major General John Alexander McClernand: Politician in Uniform, by Kiper, Richard L., Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2000).