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 Posted: Mon Oct 1st, 2007 12:29 pm
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Two books that I recommend on the subject are:

The Warrior Generals: Combat Leadership in the Civil War by Thomas B. Buell. This book looks at three pairs of generals from the Union and the Confederacy at three different levels of command; Grant and Lee, Thomas and Hood and Barlow and Gordon. IMO an excellent read and well put together.


Civil War Leadership: The Art of Command by W.J. Wood. The first part discusses the pre-civil war military thought; the "lesson"s from the Napoleonic Wars and the art of command while the bulk of it looks at three sets of generals from the Union and the Confederacy in the context of three battles in which each pair opposed each other. They are Banks and Jackson at Cedar Mountain; Rosecrans and Bragg at Chickamauga and Thomas and Hood at Nashville. A very good read.


Last edited on Mon Oct 1st, 2007 12:34 pm by chrisr

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