The art of command in the Civil War / edited by Steven E. Woodworth. - Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1998. - xiii, 193 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

No margin for error: Civil War in the Confederate government / Craig L. Symonds -- Grant and the Belmont campaign: a study in intelligence and command / William B. Feis -- War crime or justice? General George Pickett and the mass execution of deserters in Civil War Kinston, North Carolina / Donald E. Collins -- Engineering and command: the case of General William S. Rosecrans, 1862-1863 / Philip L. Shiman -- T.J. Jackson and the value of "The right sort of man" / William J. Miller -- Ulysses S. Grant and the problems of command in 1864 / Brooks D. Simpson -- Braxton Bragg and the Tullahoma campaign / Steven E. Woodworth.

The military history of the Civil War has tended to focus on such issues as tactics, courage under fire, and which leader was capable of the bold stroke (Lee) and which one wasn't (McClellan). Overlooked in these important issues is the matter of command itself: mastery of the resources required for successful military action. In this work seven experts examine particular instances of command problems - such as supply, military discipline, and effective relations with subordinate commanders - and show how a general's handling of the problem illustrates an important feature of Civil War leadership.

0803247850 (alk. paper) 9780803247857 (alk. paper)



United States. Army --History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America. Army --History.

Command of troops--History--19th century.
Generals--History--United States--19th century.
Generals--History.--Confederate States of America
Military art and science--History--United States--19th century.

United States--History--Campaigns.--Civil War, 1861-1865

E470 / .A76 1998


U5001 T737 -1998