Preserving Victory: The American Civil War, The United States Army, and the Ku Klux Klan.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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This monograph examines the insurgency conducted by the Southern States during the last part of the American Civil War and the early period of Reconstruction, specifically from the time period of Shermans march to March 1867. The paper proposes that the development of the Southern insurgency is a good example of what future insurgencies might be like, This monograph contains six sections introduction, insurgency theory, US military insurgencycounterinsurgency doctrine, a description of the Southern insurgency, analysis, and conclusion. The theory section primarily examines the works of Crane Brinton and Eric Hoffer to provide a basis for examining insurgency. These works are particularly relevant since they were written before the US Army focused on Maos peoples war insurgencies. The section on doctrine surveys material from the Marine Corps Small Wars Manual to the present rewrite of FM 100-20, Security and Stability Operations. The Southern insurgency is examined to provide material for analysis. The analysis section provides lessons from the Civil War and Reconstruction for inclusion in future doctrine. The conclusion provides a synthesis of the points made concerning insurgency development theory, US doctrine, and the lessons learned. The monograph concludes that there are many different types and forms of insurgency that more work is needed to develop doctrine to complete our understanding of insurgencies. The examination of the American Civil War and Reconstruction is only an example of this phenomena that may help commanders and soldiers in understanding how to combat insurgencies of the future.
- Humanities and History
- Unconventional Warfare