Soldiers to Governors : Pennsylvania's Civil War Veterans Who Became State Leaders

Richard C. Saylor, 2010. Six of Pennsylvania's first eight post-Civil War governors were veterans of the American Civil War. This streak spanned four decades, from the election of John White Geary in 1866 to Samuel W. Pennypacker's final day in office, in January 1907. Even though these individuals rose to great political height and power, they did not forget their combat memories or neglect their old military comrades. Their war experiences shaped their vision and beliefs.

These leaders possessed fascinating stories that correspond with practically all significant Civil War military experiences. From the rank of private to major general, from suffering multiple wounds (and even an amputation) to passing through military service without a scratch. In addition to reliving these experiences, this book is a visual celebration of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's Civil War collections. From the Pennsylvania State Archives to The State Museum of Pennsylvania, these treasures of the Commonwealth's history will become your keepsake in this deluxe hardbound edition. 196 pages (including a foldout map).

Winner, Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History, 2011.


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