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The War Department

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

On September 4, 1914, Charles Summerall reported to the War Department as assistant to the chief of the Militia Bureau in charge of the field artillery of the national guard. The War Department ... More


“Put Fighting Blood in Your Business”: The U.S. War Department and the Reemployment of World War I Soldiers

Nancy Gentile Ford

in Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042077
eISBN:
9780813043456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042077.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The demobilization of some four million American soldiers at the end of World War I occurred simultaneously with widespread social unrest, rising unemployment, and economic hardship characterized by ... More


Education of a Senior Officer: 1933–1941

Michael E. Lynch

in Edward M. Almond and the US Army: From the 92nd Infantry Division to the X Corps

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813177984
eISBN:
9780813177991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177984.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Almond began his transition to the Army’s senior leadership with attendance at the US Army War College, where his classmates included future five-star flag officers Omar Bradley and William Halsey. ... More


The Stuff of Defeat: Material Culture and the Downfall of Jefferson Davis

Yael A. Sternhell (ed.)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After the war ended, Jefferson Davis struggled to recover the belongings he lost when the federal army captured him in 1865: rifle, pistols, clothing, letters, photographs, and eyeglasses, among ... More


Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South

Jaime Amanda Martinez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610740
eISBN:
9781469612591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469610757_Martinez
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Under policies instituted by the Confederacy, white Virginians and North Carolinians surrendered control over portions of their slave populations to state authorities, military officials, and the ... More


Camp Dix, New Jersey

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0024
Subject:
History, Military History

The First Division was transferred in September 1920 to Camp Dix, New Jersey. In Louisville, hundreds of the officers and men had married Kentucky girls. As soon as they were settled at Camp Dix, ... More


Chief of Staff

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0028
Subject:
History, Military History

The announcement of Charles Summerall's appointment by President Coolidge as chief of staff of the army was received by the press, the country, and the army with general approval. The first and most ... More


The Coast Defenses

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

Life at Fort Flagler was very rugged, and Charles Summerall' wife was ill all the time. The water supply consisted of brackish, pumped water for the bathrooms and cistern water for drinking. This was ... More


End of the Tether

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0000
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines President Andrew Johnson's controversial attempt to remove Edwin M. Stanton as secretary of the War Department. Even as he declined Johnson's request to resign, Stanton must ... More


Prisoners of Circumstance

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's role as secretary of the War Department in the exchange of prisoners between the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War. Stanton received a telegram ... More


Metamorphosis

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's metamorphosis after he was appointed secretary of war by President Abraham Lincoln. Stanton succeeded Simon Cameron as the War Department's top honcho after ... More


The Face of Selective Internment and the Impact of Other Wartime Restrictions

Mary Elizabeth and Basile Chopas

in Searching for Subversives: The Story of Italian Internment in Wartime America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469634340
eISBN:
9781469634364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634340.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 provides a social profile of the 343 Italian civilian internees. Persons who held leadership roles in their communities or possessed special knowledge that could be used against the United ... More


American Adaptation of French Warfare, 1848–1865

Michael A. Bonura

in Under the Shadow of Napoleon: French Influence on the American Way of Warfare from Independence to the Eve of World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709429
eISBN:
9780814723173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709429.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter illustrates how the U.S. military adapted the French combat method into the army's intellectual framework, as the changes in technology had led to a reevaluation of the American system ... More


“Digging for Deferments”: World War II, 1940–1945

Amy J. Rutenberg

in Rough Draft: Cold War Military Manpower Policy and the Origins of Vietnam-Era Draft Resistance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739361
eISBN:
9781501739378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739361.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter argues that proposals for universal military training (UMT) for all American men failed for several reasons. Opponents of UMT attacked the idea’s efficacy for national defense, but they ... More


“Delineation” and Restoration, 1942–1943

Harry N. Scheiber and Jane L. Scheiber

in Bayonets in Paradise: Martial Law in Hawai'i during World War II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852887
eISBN:
9780824868727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852887.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

During 1942 and 1943, Stainback, now governor, joined by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes and Attorney General Francis Biddle, pressured the War Department and President Roosevelt to order at ... More


Feeding the Multitudes

Stephen V. Ash

in Rebel Richmond: Life and Death in the Confederate Capital

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469650982
eISBN:
9781469651002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469650982.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter assesses the food shortage and the process of supplying food in Richmond. The food delivery process consisted of many transportation channels from boats to trains; however, with wartime ... More


The Cabal

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's power as secretary of the War Department during the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln's visit with General Winfield Scott represented the latest in a ... More


The Coming War

Brian D. Laslie

in Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169989
eISBN:
9780813174068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169989.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter Three is about the coming war and the invention of American air power. Kuter said on his arrival in Washington D.C. in 1939 that “One thing was apparent: whoever was running the Air Corps at ... More


Best Friend to All

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's appointment of his friends and relatives at the War Department. When Stanton presented the cabinet with his preliminary report on the army, on March 11, 1862, ... More


The World War

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

Toward the end of June 1917, the War Department informed Charles Summerall that he would go to England and France as a member of a commission to study the types and the employment of field artillery. ... More


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