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MALIGNED GENERAL - A Biography of Thomas S. Jesup

Kieffer, Chester L.

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ISBN 10: 0891410279 / ISBN 13: 9780891410270
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San Rafael, 1979, Presidio, US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, Fine/Fine condition, xiii, 376 pages, a few illus, notes, bibliog, index----------------------------------------------------------Thomas Sidney Jesup served in the U.S. Army for over half a century. Throughout his career he was meticulously honest, completely honorable, capable and sincere. It is ironic, then, that he is remembered today for an alleged violation of a white flag. Few men have been more cruelly—or more unfairly—maligned .------------------------------------------------------------Jesup entered the army in 1808 when the military service was in its infancy. After gaining a reputation as a young combat officer in the War of 1812, he was appointed quartermaster general in 1818, serving in that post for forty-two years. He played a major role in the development of the U.S. Army in its formative years. He established the Quartermaster's Department as a bureau in Washington, devising a system of accountability that influenced army regulations for years to come.Unfortunately, in the 1830s, Jesup became a victim in the bitter battle between Whigs and Democrats. As President Andrew Jackson's commanding general in the field during the Creek and Seminole Wars, he became a favorite target in congressional strife. His contributions, character, and achievements make incredible the accusations leveled against him, that in ordering the capture of Osceola he violated a flag of truce. Nevertheless, for five years he was a political football, his motives misunderstood, misrepresented, or deliberately distorted. N° de ref. de la librería 38216

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Thomas A. Jesup served in the U. S. Army for over 50 years beginning in 1808. He was appointed quartermaster general in 1818, serving in that post for 42 years. Cloth, dj., 376 pp., book is as new,dust jacket has edge wear.

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