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By James Pickett Jones,John Y Simon

John A. Logan, known as "Black Jack" through the lads he led in Civil warfare battles from the Henry-Donelson crusade to Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and directly to Atlanta, used to be one of many Union Army’s so much colourful generals.

James Pickett Jones areas Logan in his southern Illinois atmosphere as he examines the function of the political soldier within the Civil struggle. whilst Logan altered his stance on nationwide matters, so did the southern a part of the kingdom. even supposing secession, civil strife, Copperheadism, and the hot attitudes created via the warfare contributed to this variation of place in southern Illinois, Logan’s position as political and armed forces chief was once very important within the region’s swing to robust aid of the conflict opposed to the Confederacy, to the regulations of Lincoln, and at last, to the Republican party.

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