Accession Number : ADA615799


Title :   Brigadier General Marsena Patrick, Provost Marshal General for the Army of the Potomac


Descriptive Note : Master thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Koltz, Jerome F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a615799.pdf


Report Date : 13 Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 135


Abstract : An understanding of Brigadier General Marsena Patrick and his work as Provost Marshal General for the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War should foster a better understanding of how American Army provost operations developed through the nineteenth century. This thesis examines first the origins of military police work in the United States Army. It then surveys Marsena Patrick's background, training, and leadership experiences prior to his appointment as provost marshal general. It goes on to study Patrick's performance as provost marshal general during the second half of the Civil War. The thesis concludes with an examination of the influence of Patrick's efforts on military police work today. Patrick's professionalism and dedication to duty live on in the duty performance of military police today.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY , LEADERSHIP , MILITARY POLICE , THESES , TRAINING


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE