Accession Number:

ADA252037

Title:

Grant's Final Campaign: Intelligence and Communications Support

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-22

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This monograph reviews Ulysses S. Grants approach to conducting the final campaign to end the Civil War. Grants assumption of command of all Union Armies in March 1864 marked the beginning of this campaign. This date sets the stage for documenting what type of intelligence structure existed and how communication supported the transmittal of intelligence to make this campaign a success. The monograph first examines Grants early military background to determine how his past may have shaped his views and impacted on his use of intelligence. Next, the type of intelligence organization that existed in the Civil War is established along with a discussion of the role of the signal corps in the collection and transmission of intelligence.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE