RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

By: Arner, Frederick B., commentary. (William H. Armstrong.) Foreword by Charles T. Joyce.

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378 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Regarded as anonymously written fiction when it was originally published in 1864, this rollicking story of the way it was in the Union 's Army of the Potomac is a thinly disguised tale of truth. It is, in fact, a scathing attack on the character and military ability of Gen. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys. The author, Lt. Col. William H. Armstrong of the 129th Pennyslvania Volunteer Infantry, risked a libel action to send his message, yet he recognized that abuses within the system could not be addressed without first being exposed. The tale also includes a vivid, firsthand description of the brutal history of the 129th and the Tyler Brigade and poignant stories of its men - Frederick B. Arner's perceptive and comprehensive commentary identifies the main players and units and taps primary sources that support Armstrong's point of view. A masterpiece of historic sleuthing and disciplined research, this volume may change the way some historians view General Humphreys." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel.

Title: RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Author Name: Arner, Frederick B., commentary. (William H. Armstrong.) Foreword by Charles T. Joyce.

Categories: American History & Travel, Military - Civil War,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Charlottesville, Virginia, Rockbridge: 1999

ISBN Number: 1883522153

ISBN Number 13: 9781883522155

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 24961

Keywords: Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, Ethics, Leadership, United States Army, Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, Regimental histories, Maryland, Harper's Ferry, Warrenton, Courts martial, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, 129th, Whiskey, Dutch doctor, Rebels, American Civil War, War Between the States, Army of Potomac, William H. Armstrong, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Tyler Brigade, American Generals, 19th Century America.,