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General Wadsworth: The Life and Wars of Brevet General James S. Wadsworthby Mahood, Wayne
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Retail Price: $27.50
Issue: Spring 2004
James S. Wadsworth was a New York millionaire with close ties to the Lincoln administration. An abolitionist, Wadsworth ran for governor of the state of New York in 1862. Upon losing the election he was given command of a division and led his troops in action at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Wadsworth died from wounds he received at the battle of the Wilderness.