Abraham Lincoln Warrior In Chief 1861 Assuming Command
The Civil War was the deadliest struggle in American history. More Americans died in that conflict than in all other American Wars combined. By the time President Abraham Lincoln took office, a peaceful solution was impossible, and so Lincoln became the military leader of the United States from day one of his tenure. Abraham Lincoln: Warrior-in-Chief - 1861: Assuming Command, which is the first in a series on Lincoln's actions as a warrior President, covers Lincoln's military decisions in 1861 as they are related in his official papers.