Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience by Kevin Dougherty

By Kevin Dougherty

A nice many commanders within the American Civil battle (1861-1865) served within the Mexican battle (1846-1848). Civil warfare management and Mexican battle Experience explores the effect of the sooner struggle on these males who might develop into leaders of Federal and accomplice forces. army historian Kevin Dougherty units the context with a dialogue soldiering prior to either wars. He then depicts the original reviews of twenty-six males in Mexico, 13 who may later serve the Confederacy and 13 who may stay with the Union. He lines how strategies they used and reactions that they had to Civil battle strive against exhibit a striking connection to what they discovered campaigning opposed to Santa Anna and different Mexican generals.

Personalities mentioned diversity from famous leaders reminiscent of Ulysses S. furnish to lesser-known figures akin to John Winder; from geniuses reminiscent of Robert E. Lee to mediocrities corresponding to Gideon Pillow; and from elderly heroes similar to Winfield Scott to constructing practitioners resembling William Sherman. No different quantity so completely and carefully specializes in connections of provider in either wars.

Two appendixes within the ebook record 194 Federal generals and 142 accomplice generals who served in Mexico. The influence of those reviews on significant tactical judgements within the Civil warfare is far-reaching.

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