On this day in 1841, precisely 175 years ago, Major General Winfield Scott became Commanding General of the U.S. Army. He held this post for 20 years and four months, longer than any other Commanding General or U.S. Army Chief … Continue reading
Posted in Antebellum South, Leadership--Federal, Lincoln, Mexican War, Personalities, Weapons, Western Theater
Tagged Anaconda Plan, Douglas MacArthur, George McClellan, George Patton, Lincoln, Mexican War, Mexican-American War, Nullification Crisis, South Carolina, Vicksburg Campaign, War of 1812, Wellington, West Point, Winfield Scott
George Patton famously said that “an army is a team.” Often, this statement is taken in terms of commanders and units working together, but there is another essential element that makes an army (or any headquarters) work: the command staff.
Posted in Armies, Arms & Armaments, Battles, Leadership--Confederate, Leadership--Federal, Medical, Western Theater
Tagged Army of the Cumberland, Army of the Potomac, Braxton Bragg, General Joseph Hooker, George Patton, Gouverneur K. Warren, Israel Richardson, Jesse Reno, John B. Hood, John Sedgwick, Little Round Top, Phil Kearny, Philip Sheridan, Robert E. Lee, staff, Stonewall Jackson, U.S. Grant, William P. Craighill, William Rosecrans
Today in 1945 General George S. Patton Jr. breathed his last in a hospital in Heidelberg, Germany. Three days later he was buried in the American Military Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg, where he rests today. General Patton is today one … Continue reading