Dr. Craig Symonds

Civil War Series
6:36 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Naval Historian Comments on Lincoln's Ability to Deal with Naval Commanders

Far from the Navy, Lincoln's Boyhood Home at Knob Creek
Lincoln Birthplace

Although Abraham Lincoln encountered a number of disappointments with his Army commanders, a noted historian says the nation's 16th president was generally effective in dealing with Naval commanders. Dr. Craig L. Symonds of the U-S Naval Academy says high-ranking officers in the Navy weren't selected as political appointments like some Army officers were.

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