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The European Inheritancewas written by Kati Singel. Click here for other reviews in the series. There is an extensive literature related to the evolution of war between andbut few of these studies are specific to what this evolution meant for the modern soldier.
How did this evolution affect future wars? What was the military legacy of the Civil War in Europe? The European Inheritance, Jay Luvaas investigates what the Prussian, French and British military observers learned from what they saw, and how their experiences potentially influenced military theory.
The American Civil War was distinguished from previous wars by new technological advances, the departure from European tactics, and the first extensive use of rifled field artillery. European observers recognized these distinctive characteristics, but they did not believe that it was possible to emulate these new tactics in Europe.
Prior to this publication, few historians have studied the writings of European military observers with the exception of Ella Lonn, author of Foreigners in the Union Army and Navy and Foreigners in the Confederacy Evaluating newspapers, published accounts, and official government reports, Luvaas determines that military observers from England, France and Prussia Germany were impressed by what they saw, but they did not apply what they learned.
They underestimated the value of the volunteer soldier, and therefore they were more concerned with organization and equipment rather than tactics. AfterLuvaas finds that the continued neglect of the lessons of the American Civil War in Europe can be attributed to Prussian ingenuity in He devotes an entire chapter to Henderson and his legacy for being the first English officer after to undertake a serious study of the American Civil War.
In the aftermath of World War I, Luvaas identifies how this war has been recognized as major turning point in modern warfare in J. A Study in Personality and Generalship and Capt. Soldier, Realist, American Sherman as he marched to the sea. Although he believes their studies to be important to the historiography of this subject, they were too late to revolutionize the military doctrine of Europe.
This book is more than a study of the effectiveness of European military observers in the American Civil War. Although his study is limited to military affairs, Luvaas does make an important connection between the events occurring in Europe and the advancement of military theory.On that date, approximately , Tennesseans voted for secession, while only 47, voted against, but East Tennesseans voted more than two-to-one (33, to 14,) to stay with the Union, indicating an enormous anti-secession and anti-Confederacy pocket east of the Cumberland Plateau.
Sherman and his , Union soldiers marched through Georgia and into the Carolinas throughout the month of March.
Sherman hoped his "march to the . Historian Mark Bradley discusses the end of the U.S. Civil War and the closing operations that took place in North Carolina.
Backtrack magazine:illustrated journal about railway and locomotive history. In March , when Grant became general-in-chief, Sherman was appointed supreme commander in the West. Soon Sherman started south with , Union troops of the Army of the Cumberland, the Army of Tennessee, and the Army of the Ohio.
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