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Collection Reference Number GLC05707.06
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1838 
Title Composition of Armies
Date ca. 1838
Author Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Contains sections concerning strategy, marches, battle, position, convoys, castrametation, military reconnaissance, and "Indian warfare." Lithography by George Aspinwall at the U.S. Military Academy Press. Owned by Henry W. Halleck while a cadet at West Point. Bound together in a book with GLC05707.01-.07. Top half of pages 3 and 4 missing.
Subjects Military History  West Point (US Military Academy)  Education  American Indian History  
People Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872)  
Place written West Point, New York
Theme Education; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Halleck was graduated from West Point in 1839. He was active in the military and politics in California. After resigning from the Army in 1854, he headed the law firm of Halleck, Peachy & Billings in California. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was appointed major general. He served as Commander in Chief July 1862 to March 1864. Though he excelled in administrative duties, he was generally considered a failure in the field and was succeeded by his subordinate Ulysses S. Grant.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859