Accession Number : ADA255141


Title :   Engineer Operations during the Vicksburg Campaign


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 1 Aug 1991-5 Jun 1992


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Puckett, Robert M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255141.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 200


Abstract : This study investigates the role that Engineer Operations played in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. A background study and description is made of the structure, composition, capability, and employment of engineer officers and units during the American Civil War. The Vicksburg Campaign is analyzed in detail to determine the contributions that Engineer Operations made to the Campaign's success. The Campaign is broken down into four phases: (1) the Confederate Fortification of Vicksburg, (2) operations in the Bayous, (3) the Campaign of Maneuver, and (4) the Siege of Vicksburg. Each phase is examined in an engineer context to determine what type of Engineer Operations were conducted and whether they were critical to that phase and the Campaign overall. The final conclusions derived from this study are that Engineer operations were critical to the successful out come of the Campaign. Vicksburg, Engineer Operations, American Civil War.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY ENGINEERING , MILITARY OPERATIONS , UNITED STATES , STRUCTURES , THESES , HISTORY , ENGINEERS , MANEUVERS , FORTIFICATIONS


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE