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

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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 HistoryThis 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 Historyshow more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 589.67g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0253207150
  • 9780253207159
  • 1,229,005

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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 Historyshow more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionIdeas and Education1. Theory, Doctrine, and the Tactical Maze: From Jomini to Dennis Hart MahanEarly Change and Continuity in the East2. Tactical and Strategic Reorganization: McCleilan and the Origins of Professionalism3. More Reorganization: The Army of the PotomacElan, Tradition, and Change in Confederate Virginia4. Elan and Organization: Early Field Command in Virginia5. Intimations of Modern Warfare: Lee and the Army of Northern VirginiaContinuity and Change Western Style6.Manuever and Tactics: The First and Second Lines of Confederate Defense7. The Emergence of Trench Warfare: The Third Lines of Confederate Defense8. Trench Warfare and ManeuverOrganizational Irony9. Loss of Legitimacy: The Peculiar Fate of Engineering OrganizationNew Thresholds of Modern Warfare10. Position and Attrition: From the Wilderness to Richmond11. Organization, Maneuver, and the Strategy of Exhaustion: To Atlanta and BeyondNotesWorks CitedIndexIllustrations Follow p. 78show more

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