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Title: Henry W. Halleck commanding general

Description: Henry W. Halleck (AKA: Old Brains; Henry Wager Halleck; January 16, 1815-January 9, 1872), who succeeded John C. Fremont (AKA: The Pathfinder; The Great Pathfinder; John Charles Fremont; January 21, 1813-July 13, 1890), as commanding general of U.S. forces in the West in October 1861 during the American Civil War (1861-1865); Halleck was a successful lawyer and land developer who got his nickname because he was an expert in military studies; he served for almost two years during the war as general-in-chief of all U.S. armies, concentrating his forces by the Mississippi River; President Lincoln came to regard Halleck as a cautious general, ineffective in field operations, who worked mainly from his post in Washington, D.C., and once described him as "little more than a first-rate clerk" Lincoln replaced Halleck in 1864 with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (Hiran Ulysses Simpson Grant; April 27, 1822-July 23, 1885) in 1864 as general-in-chief for the remainder of the war and to 1869 when he became the eighteenth President of the United States (1869-1877); Halleck earlier played a major role in the admission of California as the thirty-first state in 1850.

Study Application Notes: Abraham Lincoln ("Honest Abe," "The Rail Splitter," "The Great Emancipator"), born February 25, 1809 in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky, died April 15, 1865 in Washington, D.C.; sixteenth President of the U.S. (1861-1865); Lincoln was self-taught, moving at age twenty-two to Illinois in 1831, working on a flatboat, then later as a rail-splitter and store clerk, until moving to Springfield, Illinois to work as a lawyer in 1837; he served four terms as a state representative from Sangamon County, Illinois as a Whig; he married Mary Todd (Mary Anne Todd; December 13, 1818-July 16, 1882) in 1842, a union that produced four sons: Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843-July 26, 1926); Edward "Eddie" Baker Lincoln (March 10, 1846-February 1, 1850); William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln (December 21, 1850-February 20, 1862); and Thomas "Tad" Lincoln (April 4, 1853-July 16, 1871);

Background Information: Lincoln was narrowly elected the sixteenth President of the U.S. in 1860 as a Republican. He worked hard to preserve the Union, though eleven southern States had seceded and a Civil War ensued; his Emancipation Proclamation, announced on September 22, 1862 and put into effect on January 1, 1863, essentially freed the slaves and, with his Gettysburg Address, are some of the greatest documents ever produced by an American President; Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. shot by American stage actor John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838-April 26, 1865) and died the next day; Lincoln is buried in the Lincoln Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois; several films profile Lincoln, the most notable being Abraham Lincoln (1930), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), and Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940);

Category: Political Figures

Topic: U.S. Presidents

Subject: Abraham Lincoln

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln Collection, American Civil War (1861-1865), California, generals, Mississippi River, Pathfinder, Union Army, U.S. generals, U.S. presidents.

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1200 x 1702 (2.04 MPixels) (1.42)

Print Size: 10.2 x 14.4 cm; 4.0 x 5.7 inches

File Size: 5.87 MB (6,153,602 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000530158

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection


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