First United States Army Observers of Military Conflicts in Post Napoleonic Europe (1855-1871)
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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During the period of 1855-1871, the United States Army commissioned two formal observations of foreign conflict the Delafield commission to the Crimean War and the Sheridan expedition to the Franco-Prussian War. The first U.S. Army observers of foreign military conflict, both groups were poised to improve the Army much by observing the great military contemporaries of their time. Several observations and recommendations would bear fruit for the U.S. Army however, many seemingly simple observations and recommendations were not made by the commission. The Delafield commission and Sheridan expedition to Europe were appropriate and deliberate strides towards the professionalization of the United States Army. Their influence on the Army is discussed in the details of this report.
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