Grant's Integration of Land and Naval Power During the Vicksburg Campaign.
Strategy research rept.,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The purpose of this paper is to compelling delineate how the lessons learned from Grants successful integration of Land and Naval Power shed light on the issue of Strategic Vision. The Strategic Vision clearly demonstrated by Grant during the Vicksburg Campaign provides valuable lessons for the application of future joint operations. The Vicksburg Campaign shows the acumen, vision, and the requisite leadership traits of General Ulysses S. Grant as he effectively collaborated with Admiral David D. Porter, the Commander of the Naval Forces, and his principal subordinate, General William T. Sherman to implement the paramount Strategic objective for the Western Theater-to seize Vicksburg and gain control of the Mississippi River. This analysis reveals five important lessons essential for successful joint operations. First, Land and Naval Power success on the battlefield requires close cooperation and synchronization of effort by the Joint Commanders.
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- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics