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by William G. Le Duc,Adam E. Scher


This Business of War book. Amidst the din of battle and the chaos of armies on the move, William G. Le Duc of Hastings, Minnesota, writes of the frenzied life of an officer in the Quartermaster Department during the Civil War.

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This Business of War : Recollections of a Civil War Quartermaster.

LeDuc was a Civil War veteran and . Commissioner of Agriculture under President Hayes (1877-1881). William G. LeDuc came to St. Paul, Minnesota Territory in 1850 from Ohio to open a book store and law office. LeDuc House. National Register of Historic Places. In 1856, he and his wife Mary Bronson LeDuc, with their two daughters moved downriver to Hastings, where they had also acquired two wheat farms and 160 acres with a small grist mill on the falls of the Vermillion River. It was on this property that William and Mary decided to build their dream home.

Recollections of a Civil War Quartermaster. Le Duc (1823-1917) moved to the Minnesota Territory in 1850. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he volunteered into the Quartermaster Department and mustered out four years later as brevet brigadier general. Author William G. Le Duc, Foreword by Adam E. Scher. He later served as the . Commissioner of Agriculture from 1877 until 1881 and retired to his home in Hastings, Minnesota.

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Written by Hooker's and Thomas' quartermaster. The author wrote the book as a legacy for his children and grandchildren. He covers his young adulthood in Ohio to his married life in Minneasota to his post Civil War travels.

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Concerned with the logistical details of supplying the Army of the Potomac as it bogged down during the Peninsula campaign or of commandeering a steamboat to relieve the siege and get food to stranded soldiers at Chattanooga, Le Duc tells his story of mud-choked roads, incompetent commanders, and what he understands as the crucial factor necessary for the Union's success in battle: a well-supplied army. Through his close association with Generals McClellan and Meade, Hooker and Sherman, Le Duc learned to master the army's bureaucracy and overcome the hardships of trying to keep Union supplies on the move. His compelling memoir is unique in depicting the details of life in the Quartermaster Department.Praise for This Business of War:"This is one of the best surviving sources on how the Union supplied its troops during the Civil War. Le Duc's lively memoir details operations of several western armies, and his friendship with General W. T. Sherman reveals much about living off the enemy's country and Atlanta's fall." — Frank E. Vandiver, author of 1001 Things Everyone Should Know about the Civil Warnd Civil War Battlefields and Landmarks

This Business of War: Recollections of a Civil War Quartermaster epub download

ISBN13: 978-0873515085

ISBN: 0873515080

Author: William G. Le Duc,Adam E. Scher

Category: Bio and Memoris

Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People

Language: English

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press; 1 edition (November 15, 2004)

Pages: 184 pages

ePUB size: 1336 kb

FB2 size: 1928 kb

Rating: 4.7

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If you have any direct interest in the quartermaster service during the Civil War, then this book will not be a wise choice. In fact, the book should be titled, "William Le Duc: The Life-long Recollections of a Civil War General." The low rating is directly the result of this problem, not the life story of Mr. Le Duc. The introduction by Adam Scher, however, is very helpful in placing Mr. Le Duc into his context.

The "Business of War" in this book only constitutes 45% of the content. The title does not accurately characterize the entire book. In fact, it is misleading. Furthermore, the portion devoted to the Civil War is mostly about Mr. Le Duc's personal activities rather than any real description of the quartermaster service. Amazingly one entire chapter is even devoted to his personal defense of General Hooker, with no real reference whatsoever to the quartermaster service. Consequently, it will disappoint readers in search of factual Civil War history versus the personal views and accounts of its participants. In addition, the few technical details mentioned by Mr. Le Duc are in the vernacular of the time and often prove difficult to understand. A few simple foot notes or definitions would have helped this book tremendously. That is the bad news.

The good news is that Mr. Le Duc's recollections are surprisingly lucid and informative. It's just that most of those recollections are about his family history, life in Ohio, personal interests, professional career, and oh yeah, his service in the Civil War where he happened to a quartermaster--for 76 pages in a 176 page book.

Mr. Le Duc's writing style, powers of observation and interpretive skills are excellent and surprisingly easy to read after so many years. In particular, Mr. Le Duc's business perspective and personal values figure prominently as he describes his service as a quartermaster and a US commissioner of agriculture. The book offers better value if you have general interests in 19th century history and stories of how people succeeded and failed in business during that time.
BOND
If you have any direct interest in the quartermaster service during the Civil War, then this book will not be a wise choice. In fact, the book should be titled, "William Le Duc: The Life-long Recollections of a Civil War General." The low rating is directly the result of this problem, not the life story of Mr. Le Duc. The introduction by Adam Scher, however, is very helpful in placing Mr. Le Duc into his context.

The "Business of War" in this book only constitutes 45% of the content. The title does not accurately characterize the entire book. In fact, it is misleading. Furthermore, the portion devoted to the Civil War is mostly about Mr. Le Duc's personal activities rather than any real description of the quartermaster service. Amazingly one entire chapter is even devoted to his personal defense of General Hooker, with no real reference whatsoever to the quartermaster service. Consequently, it will disappoint readers in search of factual Civil War history versus the personal views and accounts of its participants. In addition, the few technical details mentioned by Mr. Le Duc are in the vernacular of the time and often prove difficult to understand. A few simple foot notes or definitions would have helped this book tremendously. That is the bad news.

The good news is that Mr. Le Duc's recollections are surprisingly lucid and informative. It's just that most of those recollections are about his family history, life in Ohio, personal interests, professional career, and oh yeah, his service in the Civil War where he happened to a quartermaster--for 76 pages in a 176 page book.

Mr. Le Duc's writing style, powers of observation and interpretive skills are excellent and surprisingly easy to read after so many years. In particular, Mr. Le Duc's business perspective and personal values figure prominently as he describes his service as a quartermaster and a US commissioner of agriculture. The book offers better value if you have general interests in 19th century history and stories of how people succeeded and failed in business during that time.
LoboThommy
Excellent book. The shipping was fast and the description was exact. Very interesting look at the subject matter.
LoboThommy
Excellent book. The shipping was fast and the description was exact. Very interesting look at the subject matter.