General Wesley Meritt, Brandy Station to Manila Bay by Don E. Alberts. 372 Pages, Illustrated, Maps, Re-Typeset, Re-Indexed, Hardcover, Dust Jacket.
General Wesley Merritt: Brandy Station to Manila Bay
by Don E. Alberts
Wesley Merritt, a year out of West Point, entered the Civil War and rapidly rose to become one of that conflictís glamorous ìboy generals.î Despite his youth, he was a vigorous, steady and reliable officer who caught the attention of his superiors, particularly Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan.
Through his 45-year military career, Merrittís service was marked by a high standard of competence and professionalism. He crowned that service as commander of the Philipine Expedition in the Spanish-American War, and as the first Governor-General of the Philippines.
Wesley Merrittís relative obscurity is an oversight of a great American soldier, which Don E. Alberts, Ph.D., helps correct in this biography.