Accession Number:

ADA273943

Title:

The Effects of the Cessation of Exchange of Prisoners During the Civil War

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis Aug 92-Jun 93,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

This study examines the effects of halting the exchanges of prisoners during the American Civil War. When exchanges were ceased by General Grant in April 1864, both the Union and Confederate Armies were thereafter deprived of a badly needed source of manpower. In addition, the need for fighting men in the North persuaded the Federal Government to include a much larger number of negro regiments in the front lines of battles. When General Grant became General-in- Chief of the Union Army in early 1864, he was aware of the Souths manpower problems, and as matter of course ordered exchanges ceased. The strategy employed by General Grant supported his plan to defeat the Confederate armies in the field and bring the war to a close. Civil War, Blacks in the Civil War, Strategy

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE