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Civil War Generalship: The Art of Command

Civil War Generalship: The Art of Command

by W. J. Wood


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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?)

About the Author

W. J. WOOD is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel whose capabilities have included not only professional authorship but also combat experience in World War II and the Korean War, a decade spent in professional war gaming for weapons systems analysis at the Army Materiel Command, as well as a lifetime study of military history. The combination of these qualifications have made him well-suited to study the art of command. He is the author of Battles of the Revolutionary War (1990) and Leaders and Battles (1984).

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





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