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Civil War Generalship : The Art Of Command - W. Wood

Civil War Generalship

The Art Of Command

By: W. Wood

Paperback Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9780306809736
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

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
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ISBN: 9780306809736
ISBN-10: 0306809737
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.24  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1