Accession Number:

ADA222308

Title:

Robert E. Lee, Great Captain of History

Descriptive Note:

Individual study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

In this study, we will take to the fields with Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia. From his first campaign at Seven Days where he broke the siege at Richmond to his final offensive campaign at Gettysburg in July of 1863. Lees campaigns provide us a unique insight into the leadership, tactics and strategy of the most beloved soldier of the period. Can Robert E. Lee be considered one of the great captains of history, in the ranks of Alexander, Napoleon and Frederick the Great As a great captain did he accomplish great things by conforming to the rules and principles of war Great captains are capable of strategic and operational planning for an entire campaign as well as an individual battle. They consistently demonstrate the ability to organize their forces to best accomplish their mission utilizing the best leaders available. The basis of our analysis of Lees tactics and strategy will be the Principles of War, as dictated by Napoleon and interpreted by Jomini. These principles serve as a practical checklist for the analysis of the strategic concepts, plans and tactics of Robert E. Lee. eg

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE