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An Eye on the Lower Muskingum: Gen. Buell in the Civil War

April 27, 2013
The Marietta Times

After a successful military performance in the Mexican War and subsequent administrative duties, Don Carlos Buell was already known to the nation's leaders by the time he was picked to deliver the Buell Memorandum. By the end of 1860 he was called to the White House, where he met with President Buchanan. With his West Point training, field experience, and especially his work as assistant adjutant general (whose job was the administration of an army), Buell was a logical choice to command a department, a large area of operation during the Civil War.



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