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Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Carol K. Bleser and Lesley J. Gordon


From Robert E. and Mary Lee to Ulysses S. and Julia Grant, this book examines the marriages of twelve prominent military commanders, highlighting the impact wives had on their famous husbands' careers. The authors assemble an array of scholars to explore the marriages of six Confederate and six Union commanders. Contributors reveal that, for many of these men, the matrimonial bond was the most important relationship in their lives, one that shaped (and was shaped by) their military experience. In some cases, the commanders' spouses proved relentless and skillful promoters of their husbands' ca ... More

Keywords: marriage, military commanders, wives, Confederate commanders, Union commander, matrimonial bond, military experience, spouses, Jessie Frémont, Thomas Hart Benton

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195330854
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol K. Bleser, editor
Clemson University (Emerita)

Lesley J. Gordon, author
University of Akron

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