The American Civil War and the Origins of Modern Warfare

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 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

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 793.78g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 16 b&w photos
  • 0253305462
  • 9780253305466

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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: //"show more

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. 78show more

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