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Welles, Gideon

Works: 10 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 13 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Diaries 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E468, 973.7
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Most widely held works about Gideon Welles
Most widely held works by Gideon Welles
The Civil War diary of Gideon Welles, Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy by Gideon Welles( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gideon Welles's 1861 appointment as secretary of the navy placed him at the hub of Union planning for the Civil War and in the midst of the powerful personalities vying for influence in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. Although Welles initially knew little of naval matters, he rebuilt a service depleted by Confederate defections, planned actions that gave the Union badly needed victories in the war's early days, and oversaw a blockade that weakened the South's economy. Perhaps the hardest-working member of the cabinet, Welles still found time to keep a detailed diary that has become one of the key documents for understanding the inner workings of the Lincoln administration. In this new edition, the editors have restored Welles's original observations, freed from his many later revisions, so that the reader can experience what he wrote in the moment. With his vitriolic pen, Welles captures the bitter disputes over strategy and war aims, lacerates colleagues from Secretary of State William H. Seward to General-in-Chief Henry Halleck, and condemns the actions of the self-serving Southern elite he sees as responsible for the war. He can just as easily wax eloquent about the Navy's wartime achievements, extol the virtues of Lincoln, or drop in a tidbit of Washington gossip. Carefully edited and extensively annotated, this edition contains a wealth of supplementary material.--From publisher description
Linclon's administration by Gideon Welles( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Civil War and reconstruction : selected essays. by Gideon Welles( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Welles family papers by Welles family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Primarily papers of Solomon and Gideon Welles of Wethersfield, Connecticut. Consists of correspondence to Solomon Welles, one dated 1784 from Samson Occom about religious services in Albany, New York, and two from Solomon's brother Gideon of Canterbury, Connecticut; a Justice of the Peace record of Solomon Welles and a notebook that includes notations on his children's births and marriages; military records; deeds to and from Gideon Welles; ships' papers and customs documents for the Sloop Fair Trader, the Schooner Oliver, and the Sloop Dolphin, commanded by Captain Edward Bulkley, who sailed to the West Indies, once for transporting six Negroes; estate records of Gideon Welles; and assorted legal documents. Also correspondence of Lemuel A. Welles and notes and correspondence of Florence Welles Carpenter regarding the history of the Welles, Carpenter, Griswold, Harris, Pilsbury and Warner families. Also typescripts and Photostats of the original documents
Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles( Book )

1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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