Class starts today! Civil War Command and Leadership
John B. Hood

Class starts today! Civil War Command and Leadership The book list changed a bit since my first post.  That’s ok. The books I picked up for the old book list are good ones. Professor: Steven E. Woodworth I’ve updated the courses page with the information below. Required Texts: Glatthaar, Joseph T. Partners in Command: The […]

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Book Review: Lincoln and His Generals
Tried by War

T. HARRY WILLIAMS. Lincoln and His Generals.  New York: Random House, 1952. Pp. viii, 363, $2.40. Over half a century ago, T. Harry Williams wrote an exceptional work with as major theme that the performance of President Abraham Lincoln as commander in chief during the American Civil War positioning him as the true director of […]

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Gettysburg: The Film, The Books, The Battle

Each July we bring out the film Gettysburg and watch it in a couple of sittings. (My husband can’t wait for the four plus hour epic to come out in Blu-ray.) I’ll be the first to admit that it’s more than a bit hokey here and there but the scene of the defense of Little […]

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Attack and Die

Currently reading… Attack and Die: Civil War Military Tactics and the Southern Heritage by Grady McWhitney and Perry D. Jamieson. Incredible statistics describing the carnage resulting from Confederate offensives against fortified positions.

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Epiphany – The Industrial Revolution and the Civil War

T. Harry Williams’ essay, “The Military Leadership of North and South” in the book Why the North Won the Civil War is outstanding. His point that the Industrial Revolution had the “immediate consequence of making the Northern generals less inclined to deal out destruction” was an epiphany. So much of what I’ve read until now […]

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Railroad Generalship: Foundations of Civil War Strategy

I ran across an excellent monograph yesterday by Dr. Christopher R. Gabel titled “Railroad Generalship: Foundations of Civil War Strategy.” It is available in its entirety on the Command and General Staff College’s Combined Arms Research Library here. It includes maps and illustrations. The following is the foreward by Jerry D. Morelock , Colonel, Field […]

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