Accession Number:

AD0785487

Title:

The Military Strategies of the American Civil War

Descriptive Note:

Individual research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

The study identifies the major aspects of the military strategies of the Union and Confederacy in the American Civil War, to include the motivation of the principals who originated and implemented them, the applicable effects of national and international politics, and the influencing social and geographic factors. Evolution of the strategies has been traced from the secessions and formation of the Confederate States of America through the Fort Sumter crisis and the subsequent war. Considerations have been given to changes in strategy made requisite by the actions of opposing forces and the ultimate effect of the opposing strategies on the length and outcome of the war.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE