Accession Number:

ADA279518

Title:

The National Military Strategy of 1864, Who was the Author

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-22

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This paper looks at the National Military Strategy of 1864 which successfully brought an end to the Civil War. It asks the question who was the author The National Military Strategy of 1864 was formulated at a meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio in March of 1864 but no records exist. Two generals, U.S. Grant and W.T. Sherman are examined as the most likely candidates. The paper looks at each generals experience, personality, and relationship with each other. It explains each mans strategic concepts and what contribution he made to the strategy formulation. The paper concludes that the successful strategy of 1864 was a result of the synergism of the two mens ideas on how to win the war. It was a masterful blend of their best ideas and it accommodated each mans personal strengths. It was possible because of an extraordinary relationship and bond between the two men. This relationship not only led to a successful strategy but also masterful execution that doomed the Confederacy.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE