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John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823227365

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.001.0001

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1862—A Year of Decision for President Lincoln and General Halleck

1862—A Year of Decision for President Lincoln and General Halleck

(p.133) CHAPTER 8 1862—A Year of Decision for President Lincoln and General Halleck
Lincoln Revisited

John Y. Simon

Harold Holzer

Dawn Vogel

Fordham University Press

Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States, and Henry W. Halleck was commanding general of the nation's army during the gravest domestic crisis in American history. On their shoulders rested the decisions that would be instrumental in determining whether the nation would remain whole or be splintered in two. From July 1862 to March 1864, these two men, along with Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, held more power than anyone else on the American continent had ever possessed up to that time. The year 1862 proved to be one of important decisions for these two men. During that year, in fact, their approach to decision-making made their legacies. “Decision” is a common word, of course, and most people know what it means. However, a dictionary definition provides help for evaluating Lincoln and Halleck during this crucial year.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, president, United States, Henry W. Halleck, domestic crisis, Edwin M. Stanton, decision, decision-making

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