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Author Quatman, G. William, 1958-
Title A young general and the fall of Richmond : the life and career of Godfrey Weitzel / G. William Quatman.
Imprint Athens : Ohio University Press, 2014.

Subject Weitzel, G. (Godfrey), 1835-1884.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Over-the-Rhine -- Welcome to West Point -- No longer a plebe -- Early career in New Orleans -- Lincoln inauguration and war begins -- From Cincinnati to New Orleans -- The capture of New Orleans -- Occupation of the Crescent City -- The LaFourche campaign -- Fighting in the bayous -- Commanding Black troops -- Destroying the J.A. Cotton -- Battle of Port Hudson -- Thibodeaux and the Sabine Pass -- Reunited: Drewry's Bluff and the spring campaign of '64 -- Fort Fisher and Ben Butler's powder boat -- Christmas day, 1864: attack on Fort Fisher -- The trial of Benjamin F. Butler -- Final days of war -- The fall of the confederacy -- Entry into Richmond -- Lincoln in Richmond -- Political troubles -- Good Friday; black friday -- Postwar life of the young general.
Summary Despite his military achievements and his association with many of the great names of American history, Godfrey Weitzel (1835-1884) is perhaps the least known of all the Union generals. After graduating from West Point, Weitzel, a German immigrant from Cincinnati, was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans. The secession of Louisiana in 1861, with its key port city of New Orleans, was the first of a long and unlikely series of events that propelled the young Weitzel to the center of many of the Civil War's key battles and brought him into the orbit of such well-known personage.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780821445167 (electronic bk.)
0821445162 (electronic bk.)
0821445162 (pdf)
OCLC # 902804576
Additional Format Print version: Quatman, G. William, 1958- Young general and the fall of Richmond 0821421417 (DLC) 2014042209 (OCoLC)894777719