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Monday, August 13, 2012

HENRY WAGER HALLECK

His fellow officers called him “Old Brains”—partly because he was so obviously intelligent, and partly because he started going bald early on, and thereafter seemed to be all forehead. He was a gifted planner and administrator, but had little talent for field command. His Civil War boss, Abraham Lincoln, called him “little more than a first rate clerk”:

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