Accession Number : AD1031331

Title :   Intelligence Collection within The Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Schmelzer,Bryan J

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : During the American Civil War, human intelligence (HUMINT) came in from all directions, but without established processes to properly vet it, it was not fully embraced by senior leaders and correspondingly was never utilized to its full potential. The Confederacy in general and General Robert E. Lee in particular, did not find intelligence collection and analysis at large a worthwhile endeavor. That is not say he did not use it at all. In fact, Gen Lee frequently used his cavalry to scout out enemy positions because he considered this type of intelligence necessary for battle.

Descriptors :   human intelligence , military history , intelligence collection , civil war (united states)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE