General Wadsworth: The Life and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth
By Wayne Mahood '56
July 29, 2003
Wayne Mahood '56 is the author of General Wadsworth: The Life and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth, a thoroughly researched and absorbing account of the life of a wealthy and influential upstate New York landowner, lawyer and politician who became a bold and able Union field commander during the Civil War. A staunch abolitionist and dedicated supporter of Lincoln, he distinguished himself at the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, only to be mortally wounded in the Wilderness campaign and die in Confederate captivity. Mahood is a professor of education at the State University of New York College and Geneseo.