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Author Marten, James Alan, author.

Title America's corporal : James Tanner in war and peace / James Marten.

Publication Info. Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (x, 199 pages).
Series Uncivil wars
Uncivil wars.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: no regrets -- The war hit me and hit me hard: Jimmie Tanner's Civil War -- Living with disability: Jim Tanner reinvents himself -- Brooklyn days: becoming Corporal Tanner -- God help the surplus: Corporal Tanner and Civil War pensions -- The most celebrated GAR man in the world: legacies -- Epilogue and conclusion: the footless ghost.
Summary James Tanner may be the most famous person in nineteenth-century America that no one has heard of. During his service in the Union army, he lost the lower third of both his legs and afterward had to reinvent himself. After a brush with fame as the stenographer taking down testimony a few feet away from the dying President Abraham Lincoln in April 1865, Tanner eventually became one of the best-known men in Gilded Age America. He was a highly placed Republican operative, a popular Grand Army of the Republic speaker, an entrepreneur, and a celebrity. He earned fame and at least temporary fortune.
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Subject Tanner, James, 1844-1927.
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 87th (1861-1862)
Tanner, James, 1844-1927.
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 87th (1861-1862)
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Soldiers -- New York (State) -- Schoharie County -- Biography.
Disabled veterans -- United States -- Biography.
Amputees -- United States -- Biography.
Veterans -- United States -- Biography.
New York (State) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
Cobleskill (N.Y.) -- Biography.
Chronological Term 1861 - 1865
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Marten, James Alan, author. America's corporal 9780820343204 (DLC) 2013043277 (OCoLC)859447073
ISBN 9780820343228 electronic bk.
0820343226 electronic bk.