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  Henry Wager Halleck - LoveToKnow 1911
HENRY WAGER HALLECK (1815-1872), American general and jurist, was born at Westernville, Oneida county, N.Y., in 1815, entered the West Point military academy at the age of twenty, and on graduating in 1839 was appointed to the engineers, becoming at the same time assistant professor of engineering at the academy.
Halleck's position as a soldier is easily defined by his uniform success as an administrative official, his equally uniform want of success as an officer at the head of large armies in the field, and the popularity of his theoretical writings on war.
Besides Military Art and Science, Halleck wrote Bitumen, its Varieties, Properties and Uses (1841); The Mining Laws of Spain and Mexico (1859); International Law (1861; new edition, 1908); and Treatise on International Law and the Laws of War, prepared for the use of Schools and Colleges, abridged from the larger work.
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  Henry Wager Halleck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry Wager Halleck (January 16, 1815 – January 9, 1872) was a U.S. Army officer, scholar, and lawyer.
Born in Westernville, New York, Halleck was the grandson-in-law of Alexander Hamilton.
On March 12, 1864, after Ulysses S. Grant, Halleck's former subordinate in the west, was promoted to lieutenant general and general in chief, Halleck was relegated to chief of staff, responsible for the administration of the vast U.S. armies.
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 Henry Wager Halleck Summary
Henry Wager Halleck (1815-1872) was named General-in-Chief of the United States Union forces during the Civil War by President Abraham Lincoln to replace General George Brinton McClellan and was replaced, in turn, by General Ulysses S. Grant.
Halleck's military tenure in California was marked by many successes, including serving as secretary of state of the military government of the territory, as well as serving as lieutenant governor of the Mexican city of Mazatlan.
Henry Wager Halleck (January 16, 1815 – January 9, 1872) was a U.S. Army officer, scholar, and lawyer.
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 Henry Wager Halleck (1815-1872)
Henry Wager Halleck (January 16, 1815 - January 9, 1872) was a U.S. Army officer, scholar, and lawyer.
Henry Wager Halleck was born in Westernville, Oneida County, New York, on January 16, 1815, the grandson-in-law of Alexander Hamilton.
On March 12, 1864, after Ulysses S. Grant, Halleck's former subordinate in the west, was promoted to lieutenant general and general in chief, Halleck was was reassigned as chief of staff of the Army (March 12, 1864-April 19, 1865), responsible for the administration of the vast U.S. armies.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Henry Wager Halleck
Henry Wager Halleck (January 16, 1815 – January 9, 1872) was a United States Army officer, scholar, and lawyer.
Halleck was born on a farm in Westernville, Oneida County, New York, third child of 14 of Joseph Halleck, a lieutenant who served in the War of 1812, and Catherine Wager Halleck.
Halleck's command was enlarged to include Ohio and Kansas, along with Buell's Army of the Ohio, and was renamed the Department of the Mississippi on March 11, 1862.
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 Major General Henry Wagner Halleck
Halleck, Henry W., major-general, was born at Westernville, Oneida, county, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1815.
HALLECK, Henry Wager, soldier, was born in Westernville, N.Y., Jan. 16, 1815.
HALLECK, HENRY WAGER, soldier, author, was born Jan. 16, 1815, in Westernville, N.Y. He was a major-general who was general-in-chief of the armies of the United States in 1862-64.
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 Henry Wager Halleck -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Henry Wager Halleck (January 16, 1815 – January 9, 1872) was a (Click link for more info and facts about U.S. Army) U.S. Army officer, scholar, and lawyer.
Born in Westernville, New York, Halleck was the grandson-in-law of (United States statesman and leader of the Federalists; as the first Secretary of the Treasury he establish a federal bank; was mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr (1755-1804)) Alexander Hamilton.
Henry Halleck died in (Click link for more info and facts about Louisville, Kentucky) Louisville, Kentucky, while commanding the Department of the South.
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 Halleck Henry Wager - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Halleck, Henry Wager (1815-1872), Union general during the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Halleck was born in Westernville, New York, and educated...
Numbered rulers named Henry are entered below by their countries, in alphabetical order, and by regnal numbers.
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 Henry Wager Halleck
HALLECK, Henry Wager, soldier, born in Westernville, Oneida County, New York, 16 January, 1815; died in Louisville, Kentucky, 9 January, 1872.
On the termination of hostilities, and the disbandment of the volunteer forces, Halleck was ordered to the military division of the Pacific, of which he took command 30 August, 1865, and on 16 March, 1869, was transferred to that of the south, which he retained while he lived.
Halleck, with few advantages in early life, and hardly the rudiments of a classical education, overcame all obstacles by the power of mind and character.
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 AmericanHeritage.com / HENRY WAGER HALLECK
Henry Wager Halleck was born in 1815 to a family of upstate New York farmers, an occupation he loathed from the start.
Halleck grimly and cooly put a stop to this but made few friends in the process; in fact, he managed to arouse the wrath of both abolitionists and slaveholders in the state.
On the other hand, Halleck was on the verge of demoting U. Grant when that dogged officer shook the solid base of the Confederacy for the first time by taking Fort Donelson in the teeth of a February blizzard.
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 Major General Henry Wager Halleck
Henry Wager Halleck was born in Westernville, Now York, January 16, 1815, When he was ready for higher education, a generous relative, Henry Wager, sent him, to Union Collage where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and later he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York on July 1, 1835.
Halleck was large, somewhat heavy, with scant light curly hair, a heavy chin and pale blue steady eyes - the image of composure and dignity.
Halleck became Chief of Staff and remained in Washington to act as the channel of communications between Grant and the Government, and the interpreter of the soldiers' military language.
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 Henry Halleck
He later studied portraiture under Henry Inman and, after establishing his own studio, painted a number of eminent figures of his time.
His portrait of Inman was presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where his widow and daughter sponsored and supported a scholarship bearing his name and awarded annually to the most proficient male pupil in the painting class at the museum's art school.
Henry W. Halleck is reproduced from the collections of the West Point Museum, United States Military Academy.
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 Halleck, Henry Wager. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Halleck resigned from the army in 1853 and entered the leading law firm of the state.
In the Civil War he was made a major general in the regular army (Aug., 1861) and was sent to succeed John C. Frémont in command of the Dept. of the Missouri.
After Shiloh (Apr., 1862) Halleck took the field himself and advanced on Corinth, which General Beauregard abandoned to him in May. In July, 1862, he was appointed general in chief with the understanding that he was to remain in Washington as military adviser to the President and the Secretary of War.
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 Henry W. Halleck
Gen. HALLECK died at his residence, in Louisville, at 8:25 o'clock last evening, of con- gestion of the brain, superinduced by disease of the liver, with which he had been afflicted for some time.
HENRY WAGER HALLECK was born at Western- ville, near Utica, N.Y., in the year 1816.
Young HALLECK soon distinguished himself at the Academy, and graduated third in 1839 in a class of thirty-one, being appointed Brevet Second Lieutenant of Engineers.
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 General Henry Wager Halleck
Halleck was born in Westernville, New York, and educated at Union College and the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Although Halleck was an excellent administrator, historians generally agree that he was overly cautious as a field commander and was a poor military strategist.
General Henry Wager Hallock was born January 16, 1814, and died January 9, 1872, at Louisville, Kentucky.
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Henry Wager Halleck was born in Westernville New York Jan. 16, 1815, Halleck was one of the Union army's most brilliant officers and one of its most unsuccessful generals.
In Mar. 1864 Grant was named supreme commander of all Union armies and Halleck was "Kicked upstairs" to the new post of chief of staff, where he remained until the end of the war.
Halleck commanded the Military Division of the James afterGen.
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 Army History Research
Henry Halleck was born in Westernville, New York, on 16 January 1815.
Halleck delivered a series of lectures which were eventually published under the title Elements of Military Art and Science.
Halleck saw action during the war in California and held various staff positions.
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 Harry Halleck
Henry Wager Halleck was born in Westernville, New York, on 16th January, 1815.
Halleck left the United States Army in 1854 and after moving to San Francisco established himself as a successful lawyer and businessman.
Halleck himself criticised for being too cautious and prolonging the war with his tactics and as a result was in conflict with the secretary of war, Edwin M. Stanton.
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 Halleck Henry Wager - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Halleck, Henry Wager (1815-1872), Union general during the American Civil War.
Halleck was born in Westernville, New York, and educated at Union...
The young Henry had a dazzling personality and physique.
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 Henry Wager Helleck
Halleck was named a major general when the Civil War began.
In July 1862 he became general in chief of the Union armies, an onerous position in which he was ineffective.
Replaced by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in early 1864, Halleck then served as chief of staff in Washington, D.C. After the war he headed several military departments.
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 General Henry Wager Halleck
Halleck was born in Westernville, New York, and educated at Union College and the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Although Halleck was an excellent administrator, historians generally agree that he was overly cautious as a field commander and was a poor military strategist.
General Henry Wager Hallock was born January 16, 1814, and died January 9, 1872, at Louisville, Kentucky.
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 Henry Wager Halleck Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Civil War career of the much-maligned Union commander in chief and chief of staff, Henry W. Halleck, was summarized by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles as he "originates nothing, anticipates nothing.
Made commander in chief shortly thereafter, he displayed tremendous administrative abilities, but many of his subordinates complained that he never gave adequate indications of what he wanted them to do or kept them informed of what other field leaders were doing.
Halleck was also noted for a tendency to blame others for failures and was deeply resented by most top generals.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Halleck,
In the Civil War, Cullum was made a brigadier general of volunteers (Nov., 1861) and served as chief of staff to General Halleck (1861-64) and as superintendent of West Point (1864-66).
McClellan and Halleck at war: the struggle for control of the union war effort in the West, November 1861-March 1862.(George Brinton McClellan; Maj. Gen.
Halleck Road property owner disputes VFD charges: Lucci says he didn't interfere with firefighters.
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 National Obituary Archive(NOA) - Arrangeonline.com
Henry Wager Halleck, former commander in chief of Union forces during the Civil War, died January 9, 1872.
Halleck was born January 16, 1815 in Westernville, New York.
As the war wound down, Halleck was named commander of the Department of Virginia and Army of the James.
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 AllRefer.com - Henry Wager Halleck (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Henry Wager Halleck 1815–72, Union general in the American Civil War, b.
In the Civil War he was made a major general in the regular army (Aug., 1861) and was sent to succeed John C. FrEmont in command of the Dept. of the Missouri.
Although he was an able organizer, the prestige that he gained was due to the successes of Ulysses S. Grant, Don Carlos Buell, Samuel R. Curtis, and John Pope : all under his command.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Halleck Henry Wager   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Halleck, Henry Wager (1815-1872), Union general during the American Civil War.
Halleck was born in Westernville, New York, and educated at Union...
The young Henry had a dazzling personality and physique.
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 Abraham Lincoln's Classroom: Library
The epitome of Halleck’s impotence came at the end of August 1862 when Halleck was completely unable to integrate the army of General John Pope with the soldiers from returning from McClellan’s Peninsular campaign.
Halleck was offended and penned a hasty resignation which Stanton brought to the President.
Halleck was a brilliant thinker who excelled in situations where rules and regulations held sway, but under circumstances where the outcome was unpredictable, such as the cauldron of war, his highly structured mind collapsed under the pressure.
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