Accession Number:

ADA346356

Title:

A Failure in Strategic Command: Jefferson Davis, J.E. Johnston and the Western Theater

Descriptive Note:

Strategic research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This paper looks at the decision of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in November of 1862 to appoint General Joseph E. Johnston to command of the armies in the Department of the West and why that decision failed. It addresses three primary reasons for this failure which were Johnstons unsuitability for the position, Daviss inability to allow a subordinate the appropriate freedom to command, and finally, the difficulties with the command structure of the Department of the West.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE