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John M. Schofield and the Politics of Generalship

by Connelly, Donald B.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Retail Price: $49.95
Issue: Fall 2006
ISBN: 0807830070

If John M. Schofield's military career involved nothing more than his participation in several key battles, he would still be worthy of full-length biography. Yet Schofield's most memorable accomplishments occurred long after he lead Union troops at the battles of Franklin and Nashville. In the years that followed, he served as secretary of war and stood as the chief proponent of reform and professionalism within the U.S. Army.

review of John M. Schofield and the Politics of Generalship, by Connelly, Donald B., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2006).