Here is Grant, Lee, Sedgwick, Thomas, Custer, Cushing, and so many others from someone who knew them all at West Point. George Armstrong Custer appears frequently, as he was a joyous, well-liked cadet at West Point and a distinguished general in the war. This book is unique in revealing the character of so many without attempting an extensive history of the war. The book contains anecdotes of the war as well as Schaff’s time at West Point.

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