Major-General John Frederick Hartranft – Citizen Soldier and Pennsylvania Statesman by A.M. Gambone

BK035  |  $ 30.00 

sku035 300wDrawing on family records, the General’s letters and scrapbooks, contemporary accounts and secondary studies, A. M. Gambone has crafted a readable, accurate biography of this important Civil War leader and Pennsylvania Governor.

John Frederick Hartranft was a prominent Pennsylvania military and political figure of the nineteenth century. Yet like so many of his contemporaries, Hartranft has languished in obscurity since death. During the Civil War, Hartranft commanded the 51st Pennsylvania volunteer Infantry, then successfully led a brigade and division of the Ninth Army Corps. At War’s end, he was in charge of the Old Capitol Prison and the hanging of the Lincoln conspirators. Hartranft served two terms as governor of Pennsylvania and was instrumental in reorganizing the state militia into the National Guard.