Jomini on the Nature of War – Part VII – Jomini's Impact on Civil War Leadership
Were the North and South Evenly Matched…on the Rails?
This post continues the series of “Jomini on the Nature of War.” Part I: Introduction is available here, Part II: The Burgeoning Military Theorist here, Part III: The Founder of Modern Strategy here, Part IV: The Basics here, Part V: Lines of Operation here, and Part VI – The Conduct of War here. Returning to Baron […]
Straight talk on soldiers and presidents
One of the questions that was much debated in class was whether the North and South were evenly matched in the American Civil War? To get the discussion rolling, our professor threw out the following… Archer Jones argues in Civil War Command and Strategy: The Process of Victory and Defeat (1992), that despite its superior […]
I’m reading The Cause Lost: Myths and Realities of the Confederacy by William C. Davis. The approach Davis has taken is to profile the primary players in the conflict – foibles and all. W. C. presents a fascinating portrait of Jefferson Davis which borders on being psychoanalytic. It helps to explain why Davis and […]