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The art of command in the Civil War / edited by Steven E. Woodworth.

Contributor(s): Woodworth, Steven E.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1998Description: xiii, 193 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0803247850 (alk. paper); 9780803247857 (alk. paper).Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Command of troops -- History -- 19th century | Generals -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Generals -- Confederate States of America -- History | United States. Army -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | Confederate States of America. Army -- History | Military art and science -- United States -- History -- 19th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Art of command in the Civil War.DDC classification: 973.7/3 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.

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Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West; Davis and Lee at War , and Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chicka-mauga and Chattanooga Campaigns (Nebraska 1998).

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