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Henry Bouquet: A Study of Three Military Campaigns in North America, 1758-1764

Henry Bouquet: A Study of Three Military Campaigns in North America, 1758-1764 published on

Authored by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Henry Bouquet, a professional Swiss officer, served in the British Army from 1756- 1765 in the 60th or Royal American Regiment. Bouquet’s service to the Crown involved his participation in three major campaigns in North America. During 1758 Bouquet served as the second-in-comand to Brigadier General John Forbes in an expedition to secure from the French Fort Duquesne, later renamed Fort Pitt. In 1763, Bouquet returned to Fort Pitt, personally organizing and leading the relief column which broke the Indian siege of that critical frontier installation during Pontiac’s rebellion. This action resulted in the Battle of Bushy Run. In 1764, Bouquet conducted an expedition against the Delaware and Shawnee Indians in the Muskingum River Valley of Ohio. In this campaign he succeeded in ending Indian resistance in the region without having to fight in a single battle or engagement. Bouquet was a competent and professional military leader. This study evaluates Bouquet’s three campaigns. It relates Bouquet’s performance to leadership, warfighting and campaigning concepts outlined in modern military doctrine.

Publication Date:
Apr 16 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1511725087 / 9781511725088
Page Count:
110
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / General

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The American Defense of Long Island

The American Defense of Long Island published on

Authored by Steven Gunther LCDR

The Continental Congress and General Washington mistakenly inflated the importance of New York City to the cause of the revolution. After racing to beat the British to New York, Washington committed his army to the defense of Long Island, either overlooking or neglecting its critical vulnerabilities. Hopeful of a victory in the fashion of Bunker Hill that could bring an end to the war, Washington and his inexperienced corps of generals led an under-trained, under-equipped, undisciplined force’ into the largest battle of the Revolutionary War against one of the most experienced armies of its time. The subsequent battle was the most lopsided defeat the Continental army suffered during the war and the destruction of the army was prevented only by a daring retreat across the East River.

George Washington decided to defend New York City base on potential political ramifications over military strategy. In doing so, he violated what Clausewitz deemed the supreme act of judgment that a political and military leader must make. Specifically, he failed to determine the kind of war on which they are embarking and not mistake it for, or try to make it something different. Chasing the specter of a decisive victory Washington committed his unprepared forces to an unnecessary task. The resulting defeat set the tone for the rest of 1776 and forced strategic redirection that would ultimately lead to victory.

Publication Date:
Apr 15 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
151173504X / 9781511735049
Page Count:
32
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / Revolutionary War

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The Tullahoma Campaign: Operational Insights

The Tullahoma Campaign: Operational Insights published on

Authored by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

This book examines the operational insights offered by the analysis of the Tullahoma, or Middle Tennessee, Campaign of 1863. The book uncovers these operational insights by examining how Major General William S. Rosecrans, commander of the Army of the Cumberland, and General Braxton Bragg, commander of the Army of Tennessee, planned for and conducted the nine day campaign. This book of both commanders’ planning and execution of a campaign characterized by maneuver, rather than large scale battles, highlights five important insights into operational warfighting, These insights include the translation of strategic guidance into an operational plan, offensive and defensive operational planning, the importance of deception, there effects of sustainment on an operation, and the influence of leadership on the planning and conduct of a campaign.

Publication Date:
Apr 18 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1511761695 / 9781511761697
Page Count:
198
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / Civil War

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The Mine Run Campaign: An Operational Analysis of Major George G. Meade

The Mine Run Campaign: An Operational Analysis of Major George G. Meade published on

Authored by U.S. Army War College

After the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War in late July 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General George G. Meade, pursued the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by
General Robert E. Lee, south into Central Virginia. There followed a series of maneuvers and engagements as the two commanders jockeyed for position. The Mine Run Campaign constitutes one of these episodes and was conducted during the period 20 October 1863 to 2 December 1863. Little study has been devoted to this rather obscure campaign because of its relatively inconclusive results. However, the campaign does provide a unique opportunity to analyze the actions and thought processes of an army commander at the operational level of war. Since the Mine Run Campaign
was Meade’s first army level offensive operation, this paper is focused on his application of the Operational Art. To that end this study explores the factors that influence the development of the army commander’s intent,
the design of his campaign plan, and the execution of the campaign in combat operations.

Publication Date:
Apr 17 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1511762500 / 9781511762502
Page Count:
86
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / Civil War

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Ulysses S. Grant: The Architect of Victory in the U.S. Civil War

Ulysses S. Grant: The Architect of Victory in the U.S. Civil War published on

Authored by U.S. Army War College, Penny Hill Press

Ulysses S. Grant began his military service in 1839 when he entered the U.S. Military Academy. Upon graduation in 1843, he was assigned to an infantry regiment that was destined for duty in the Mexican War. Grant participated in most of the major Mexican War campaigns and after the War would continue on active duty until 1854. Ten years later, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, Commander in Chief of the Union Army, would conceive and orchestrate the Campaign that ended the Civil War. The purpose of this book is to explore Grant’s development as a military leader by researching his personal correspondence. His understanding of national strategy and the operational level of war was the focus of this work. In addition, Carl Von Clausewitz’s concept of “military genius” was used to analyze Grant’s military intellect. The study revealed that he possessed a sharp military intellect based on common sense and that his understanding of national strategy and the operational art is worthy of study by all military professionals.

Publication Date:
Dec 04 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1519668511 / 9781519668516
Page Count:
58
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / Civil War

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The Second Tennessee Cavalry in the American Civil War

The Second Tennessee Cavalry in the American Civil War published on

Authored by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

This book examines the history of the Second (Ashby’s) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment during the American Civil War. The goal is to determine how the Second Tennessee Cavalry contributed to the Confederate war effort. This study will analyze the operations the unit conducted, the tactical tasks it executed, and the outcomes of the regiment’s actions. This analysis will be used to determine if the regiment was effective at executing its assigned missions and if it aided Confederate commanders in achieving desired effects on the battlefield.

Publication Date:
Mar 17 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1508902739 / 9781508902737
Page Count:
104
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / Civil War

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Supplying Washington’s Army

Supplying Washington’s Army published on

Authored by Center of Military History United States Army

A study of developments and operations in the Quartermaster’s, Ordnance, Clothing, and Hospital Departments and the Commissariat, illustrating how the Continental Army was maintained in the field.

Publication Date:
Feb 11 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1508436789 / 9781508436782
Page Count:
484
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7″ x 10″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / Revolutionary War

19.95

March to Victory: Washington, Rochambeau, and the Yorktown Campaign of 1781

March to Victory: Washington, Rochambeau, and the Yorktown Campaign of 1781 published on

Authored by U.S. Army Center of Military History

This pamphlet provides an in-depth account of the most decisive operation of the American Revolution, examining how the Americans and French moved land and naval forces from Rhode Island to Virginia, where they gained the tactical advantage over their opponents at Yorktown. Although the allied forces quickly surrounded the British army on their arrival at Yorktown, the ensuing siege would not have been as successful if the march from Rhode Island to Virginia had not gone as planned. The movement to Yorktown was complex because it had a combined (French and American) as well as joint (land and naval) aspect. French and American military commanders had to overcome formidable barriers of culture, language, tactical doctrine (American and French forces operated under different sets of war-fighting rules), and national political agendas. No one forgot that a mere fifteen years before Yorktown, the American colonists had seen the French and their American Indian allies as implacable enemies.

This work conveys not only how allied commanders overcame these formidable obstacles, but also shows how the march itself solidified American communities along the route and paved the way for a decisive victory at Yorktown and, ultimately, the creation of an independent American republic.

Publication Date:
Jan 23 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1507683219 / 9781507683217
Page Count:
50
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6″ x 9″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / Revolutionary War

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Gateway South: The Campaign for Monterrey

Gateway South: The Campaign for Monterrey published on

Authored by U.S. Department of the Army

Gateway South: The Campaign for Monterrey is an absorbing account of the U.S. Army’s role in military action undertaken to fix the southern boundary of the United States and to integrate California into the nation. To attain these objectives and to pressure Mexico into accepting new land boundaries, Command General of the United States Army Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott planned for four additional simultaneous operations in the summer months of 1846. His first target in Mexico was the city of Monterrey, situated 180 miles to the south and west of his current position in Matamoros. The campaign began on 10 June and ended on 23 September, with the Mexican surrender. In his highly readable essay, Stephen A. Carney examines one of the U.S. Army’s earliest experiences in urban warfare in the fortified town of Monterrey, covering the strategic setting, the preparations, the approach, and the stages of battle. This campaign marked a shift in the Army’s use of volunteers instead of regulars, which caused significant command problems, and introduced disease as a new and far more potent enemy than the Mexican Army. Overall, according to Carney, Monterrey represented a remarkable success in preparation for carrying the war deeper into Mexican territory, the courage and perseverance of individual soldiers operating in hostile environments an inspiration for those serving today.

Publication Date:
Jan 09 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1506151558 / 9781506151557
Page Count:
34
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7″ x 10″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / General

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George Washington, America?s First Director of Military Intelligence

George Washington, America?s First Director of Military Intelligence published on

Authored by United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College

George Washington, as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army led this nation to victory and independence in the American War for Independence. Victory was facilitated by his direct and effective use of intelligence sources and methods. During the American War for Independence, intelligence information regarding location, movement, and disposition of British forces allowed the Continental Army to fight on its own terms and stymie British efforts to quell the revolution. General George Washington, as Commanding General of the Continental Army, was aware of the value of intelligence in the proper conduct of military operations. Washington literally became America’s first director of military intelligence. He directed the intelligence operations that were conducted, and performed his own analysis. The Continental Army’s effectiveness in intelligence includes examples of the proper use of espionage, counterintelligence, communications security, codebreaking, deception, operational security, surveillance, reconnaissance, reporting and analysis. Time after time, the Americans were properly prepared with good intelligence ultimately resulting in independence from the British. These intelligence successes can be directly attributed to the direction of General George Washington and the actions of his operatives.

Publication Date:
Jan 15 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1507563000 / 9781507563007
Page Count:
54
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / Colonial Period

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