Accession Number:

ADA327701

Title:

The Battle of Gettysburg: A Historical Perspective

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research project was to design an interactive computer ToolBook that illustrated and analyzed the Battle of Gettysburg. The ToolBook identifies the principal actors, the objectives they were trying to attain, what influenced their decisions, and examines the battle from both sides. It focuses on the movement and employment of infantry and cavalry troops and presents a pictorial of the changing battle. It analyzes the advantages, disadvantages, strengths and weaknesses of the opposing sides, and influence on command decisions. The analysis and conclusions address the outcome of the battle, alternatives available to the commanders, and lessons learned. The ToolBook contains seven chapters entitled Introduction, The Battle, Aftermath, Orders of Battle, Weapons, Northern Biographies, and Southern Biographies. The highlight of the ToolBook is a chronological depiction of the troop movements for each day of the battle and a panorama on the third day.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE