Mason, Jack C.
Most widely held works by Jack C Mason
Until Antietam the life and letters of Major General Israel B. Richardson, U.S. Army by Jack C Mason ( )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using newly discovered letters and extensive research in secondary materials, the author has written the first-ever biography of Union general Israel Bush Richardson. The author traces Richardson's growth as a soldier, through his experiences and the guidance of his superiors, and then as a leader whose style reflected the actions of the former commanders he respected. Richardson's military career was cut short just as high-ranking officials began to recognize his aggressive leadership. He was mortally wounded while leading his men at Antietam and died on November 3, 1862. This book brings to life a talented and fearless Civil War infantry leader