Civil War Generalship: The Art Of Command

Paperback | June 16, 2000

byW. J. Wood

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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.

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 This unique and riveting historical work takes readers into the minds of six Civil War generals as they fought three critical battles. Civil War Generalship: The Art of Command examines the tactics, strategies, successes and failures of the campaigns of Cedar Mountain; the battle of Chickamauga; and the battle of Nashville. The lesson...

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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 n...

W. J. Wood (19171501997), was a retired Army lieutenant colonel whose background 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 Material Command, and a lifetime studying military history. His book...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.72 inPublished:June 16, 2000Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306809737

ISBN - 13:9780306809736

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 This unique and riveting historical work takes readers into the minds of six Civil War generals as they fought three critical battles. Civil War Generalship: The Art of Command examines the tactics, strategies, successes and failures of the campaigns of Cedar Mountain; the battle of Chickamauga; and the battle of Nashville. The lessons to be learned from these six generals are as relevant today as they were on the battlefields of the United States Civil War. W.J. Wood presents history buffs with engaging prose, impeccable research and fascinating anecdotes.