West Pointers and the Civil War : the old army in war and peace
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- ISBN: 0807832782 (cloth : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780807832783 (cloth : alk. paper)
xiii, 285 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2009.
Contents / Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. -165) and index.
Colonials, continentals, and federals : the origins of American military professionalism -- Tactical expertise and the U.S. Army before the war with Mexico -- The old army's vindication : the Mexican war -- Tactical continuity in the decade before the Civil War -- The beginning of the end : the old army on the precipice -- War in earnest : the first battles of 1861 -- The Peninsula : Lee and McClellan leave their legacies -- Morale, cohesion, and competence from Second Bull Run to Missionary Ridge -- Decisions east and west : the end of the Civil War.