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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Stephen Woodworth to Teach Civil War Command and Leadership
Steven Woodworth

I just registered for my next course: Civil War Command and Leadership. Here’s a quick summary: “a study of national, theater, and operational command structures of the Union and Confederacy, the leadership styles of key military leaders on both sides, and the evolution of command and control in the war. Major themes include the relationship […]

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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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Informal Leadership and Civil War Command

I’m reading the second half of Archer Jones’ Civil War Command and Strategy: The Process of Victory And Defeat this weekend. He makes an interesting point about the power of informal leadership over formal leadership positing that people find informal leaders just as they create informal organizations. He suggests that George McClellan provides one of […]

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