The Supply for Tomorrow Must Not Fail: The Civil War of Captain Simon Perkins Jr., Union Quartermaster
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BeschreibungCaptain Simon Perkins Jr. and his fellow quartermasters helped make the Union's victory possible by providing the Federal army with clothing and camp equipment, livestock and forage, wagon and railroad transportation, offices, warehouses, and hospitals, despite bad weather, unserviceable railroads, and lack of transportation. "The Supply for Tomorrow Must Not Fail." examines Perkins's responsibilities, the difficult situations he encountered and overcame, and the successes he achieved as part of a team of determined and dependable supply officers, whose duties were critical to successful Union military operations. During his service with the Army of the Ohio, the Army of the Cumberland, and the Department of the North, Perkins held key assignments in Tennessee and Alabama, directed wagon trains during the Kentucky campaign, and managed railroad transportation and quarters in Nashville during the Chattanooga campaign. As the army's businessman, he handled labor problems, paid thousands of bills, and managed properties throughout the embattled country. Perkins produced and preserved thousands of documents and was an effective, resourceful, and honest quartermaster who often anticipated and met the army's needs. Author Lenette S. Taylor uses these primary sources, discovered in 1990, and, along with archival and government documents, examines the scope and complexity of supply operations in the field. Perkins's story offers a new understanding of Civil War logistics and will make an important contribution to Civil War literature.
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: KENT STATE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2004
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten