Accession Number : ADA584191


Title :   William T. Sherman: Evolution of an Operational Artist


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Jackowski, Steven E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a584191.pdf


Report Date : 23 May 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : This historical narrative describes the evolution of Major General William T. Sherman's conceptualization and implementation of operational art. The narrative views his operational approach through the lens of modern U.S. Army doctrine, specifically, operational art as defined by Unified Land Operations and Mission Command. The monograph delves into Sherman's education, experience, and development as an operational artist under the tutelage of Major General Henry W. Halleck and Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, and then analyzes the application of that art in his later campaigns. The relevance of Sherman's evolution resonates in today's Army. That an officer can develop from a tactician to an operational artist through self and institutional education, senior mentorship, and relevant combat and training experience is telling. How did Sherman overcome his lackluster beginnings and transform himself into an inspiring figurehead studied throughout the world for his military accomplishments? By analyzing Sherman's battles and campaigns from 1861 to 1865, the monograph delves into his transformation by exploring his visualization and understanding of operational art through the lens of current United States Army doctrine.


Descriptors :   *ARMY , *BATTLE MANAGEMENT , *CIVIL WAR(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , *TRANSFORMATIONS , ARMY TRAINING , BATTLES , BIOGRAPHIES , GEORGIA , LEADERSHIP , MILITARY HISTORY , NORTH CAROLINA , SOUTH CAROLINA


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE