Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell's Division At Chickamauga:: A Study Of A Division's Performance In Battle [Illustrated Edition]

Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell's Division At Chickamauga:: A Study Of A Division's Performance In Battle [Illustrated Edition]

by Major Michael R. King

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Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell's Division At Chickamauga:: A Study Of A Division's Performance In Battle [Illustrated Edition] by Major Michael R. King

Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack - 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities.
This thesis is a historical analysis of Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell and his division during the Battle of Chickamauga. Liddell’s Division was an ad hoc unit, formed just prior to the battle. During the battle, the unit was involved in five different engagements over a period of three days. These engagements resulted in varying degrees of success and failure. In today’s context the performance of the division can be seen as mostly a failure, but from the American Civil War perspective the division’s performance in many ways was a success...
The thesis begins with a general summation of the battle and an introductory discussion of the structure, leadership, tactics, weapons, and training of the Confederate armies during the American Civil War. The thesis then continues with an examination of General Liddell’s life and background before and during the early part of the war. Next, the thesis discusses, as a prelude to Chickamauga, Liddell and his brigades’ experiences at the Battle of Stones River and during the Tullahoma Campaign. The thesis continues with a description of the background and combat experiences of the brigade commanders and the units that comprised Liddell’s Division. Thereafter, the thesis analyzes the performance of General Liddell and his division at the Battle of Chickamauga and draws conclusions as to the proximate causes of the performance: causes that are related to the terrain, the organization of the division, the lack of enemy information, and the tactical focus of Liddell and his commanders.

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ISBN-13: 9781782893967
Publisher: Golden Springs Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 123
File size: 417 KB

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