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Civil War Generalship: The Art of Command
     

Civil War Generalship: The Art of Command

by W. J. Wood
 

ISBN-10: 0275950549

ISBN-13: 9780275950545

Pub. Date: 04/30/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated


In this unique examination of Civil War leadership, W. J. Wood looks at the tactical and strategic problems that threatened to overwhelm untried Civil War generals and the pragmatic strategies, born of necessity, that they developed to solve them. Focusing on three decisive battles involving six generals, Wood provides the background necessary to understand the

Overview


In this unique examination of Civil War leadership, W. J. Wood looks at the tactical and strategic problems that threatened to overwhelm untried Civil War generals and the pragmatic strategies, born of necessity, that they developed to solve them. Focusing on three decisive battles involving six generals, Wood provides the background necessary to understand the problems confronting commanders on both sides of the war, then looks at the campaign of Cedar Mountain, directed by Stonewall Jackson and Nathaniel Banks; the battle of Chickamauga, where Confederate Army leader Braxton Bragg and Union General William Rosecrans faced each other; the battle of Nashville, where Jon Bell Hood led his Southern troops against George H. Thomas and his Union army. Deftly describing the art of war these men developed, an art that provides paradigms for military leaders to this day, Wood demonstrate why Civil War remains a topic of never-diminishing interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275950545
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1997
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

The Sandwiched War

The American Civil War in Western History

Pre-Civil War American Military Thought

"Lessons" from Napoleonic Warfare

Defining an Art of Command

Cedar Mountain: Meeting Engagement

Stonewall Jackson Plans and Conducts His Campaign

Nathaniel Banks and the Advance to Cedar Mountain

The Battle of Cedar Mountain

What Happened at Cedar Mountain?

Chickamauga: Lost Command, Lost Victory

Rosecrans and His Chickamauga Campaign

Braxton Bragg, Confederate Strategy, and the Tactical Offensive

The Battle of Chickamauga

The Two Perspectives of Chickamauga

Nashville: The Last Great Adventure

John B. Hood and Certain Differences in Confederate Strategy

The "Rock of Chickamauga" Prepares a New Kind of Battle

The Battle of Nashville

Why Thomas Won More Than a Victory

Reflections

References

Bibliography

Index

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