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How America Fought It's Wars : Military Strategy from the American Revolution to the Civil War - BROOKS VICTOR & HOHWALD ROBERT

How America Fought It's Wars

Military Strategy from the American Revolution to the Civil War

Hardcover Published: 25th November 1999
ISBN: 9781580970020
Number Of Pages: 400

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The new American nation fought for its survival against a variety of enemies, both foreign and domestic, during a series of wars from 1775 to 1865. Victor Brooks examines in detail the battles and campaigns fought from the Revolution to the Civil War. The new American nation fought for its survival against a variety of enemies, both foreign and domestic, during a series of wars from 1775 to 1865. Victor Brooks examines in considerable detail the various battles and campaigns of the early wars fought by the young republic, in search of common factors that may have led to the nation's survival and triumph. The vast distances, sparse population, and supply problems endemic to all the campaigns in North America are carefully examined. In all its early wars, the United States relied upon a small force of professional soldiers backed up by larger numbers of short-term volunteers; the positive and negative effects of this policy in each war are considered. For each war, the commanders for each side are rated as to performance, and an analysis made of how their individual strengths and weaknesses may have influenced the outcome of the conflict.A specially commissioned series of maps make clear the various strategic and tactical issues at stake from the American Revolution to the end of the Civil War.

Introductionp. 9
The Shot Heard 'Round the Worldp. 13
The Response to Military Confrontationp. 20
The Bunker Hill Dilemmap. 29
Boston Redeemed and New York Damnedp. 39
Rekindling the Flame of Libertyp. 50
Alternative Strategies and Outcomesp. 61
The War for the North Countryp. 67
The Philadelphia Campaignp. 82
Climax in the Northp. 96
Alternative Strategies and Outcomesp. 106
Southern Stars Fall from the American Constellationp. 115
The Year of Patriot Crisis and Triumphp. 127
Why Did the World Turn Upside Down?p. 144
The Shore Dimly Seenp. 160
The Battles' Confusionp. 174
The Perilous Fightp. 189
Alternative Strategies and Outcomesp. 208
Sam Houston's Warp. 219
Zachary Taylor's Warp. 235
Winfield Scott's Warp. 253
Alternative Strategies and Outcomesp. 265
The War of Amateursp. 273
The Response to a Clash of Armsp. 291
The Stride of a Giantp. 302
Oh, but That He Was Ours!p. 320
A Long and Strong Floodp. 335
Alternative Strategies and Outcomesp. 355
The Winter (And Spring) of Union Discontentp. 365
The Summer of the Titansp. 383
The Duel for Chattanoogap. 405
The Confrontation between Grant and Leep. 419
The Final Turn of the Tidep. 433
Alternative Strategies and Outcomesp. 446
The Death of Confederate Independencep. 455
Why Was the "Union Forever"?p. 470
Indexp. 490
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ISBN: 9781580970020
ISBN-10: 1580970028
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 25th November 1999
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 16.1  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.82