The American Civil War and the Origins of Modern Warfare: Ideas, Organization, And Field Command

Paperback | September 22, 1992

byEdward Hagerman

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"... a major contribution to our knowledge of the place of the Civil War in the history of warfare.... I have long hoped for a sound history of Civil War military staffs... I need hope no more; Hagerman has covered this subject also, with the same assured expertness that he gives to tactics and technology." -Russell F. Weigley

"... this fine book deserves a place on the shelves of all military historians in this country and abroad." -American Historical Review

"... a first rate book... impressive... an imposing work... " -Journal of American History

"This book is filled with enlightening information.... ought to be a standard for many years to come and should be required reading for any serious Civil War military historian." -Journal of Southern History

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"... a major contribution to our knowledge of the place of the Civil War in the history of warfare.... I have long hoped for a sound history of Civil War military staffs... I need hope no more; Hagerman has covered this subject also, with the same assured expertness that he gives to tactics and technology." -Russell F. Weigley"... this...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.13 inPublished:September 22, 1992Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253207150

ISBN - 13:9780253207159

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Ideas and Education

1. Theory, Doctrine, and the Tactical Maze: From Jomini to Dennis Hart Mahan

Early Change and Continuity in the East

2. Tactical and Strategic Reorganization: McCleilan and the Origins of Professionalism
3. More Reorganization: The Army of the Potomac

Elan, Tradition, and Change in Confederate Virginia

4. Elan and Organization: Early Field Command in Virginia
5. Intimations of Modern Warfare: Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia

Continuity and Change Western Style

6.Manuever and Tactics: The First and Second Lines of Confederate Defense
7. The Emergence of Trench Warfare: The Third Lines of Confederate Defense
8. Trench Warfare and Maneuver

Organizational Irony

9. Loss of Legitimacy: The Peculiar Fate of Engineering Organization

New Thresholds of Modern Warfare
10. Position and Attrition: From the Wilderness to Richmond
11. Organization, Maneuver, and the Strategy of Exhaustion: To Atlanta and Beyond

Notes
Works Cited
Index

Illustrations Follow p. 78

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.,."[An]important work on tactical and strategic military history." -- Wig Wags (military history and American Civil War blog) Sept 27, 2008 "(http: //wigwags.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/the-american-civil-war-and-the-origins-of-modern-warfare/)"