Tag Archives: strategy

Continuous Contact: Grant’s Tactical Doctrine in the Eastern Theater

ECW welcomes back guest author Nathan Provost “In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten. Then he who continues the attack wins.”[1] This quote by Ulysses Grant, general-in-chief of Federal forces, signifies the grand tactic … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/10-10/16/16

“Victories are not always measured by comparative losses. It is the effect on the enemy’s plans and future strategy which is the ultimate criterion.” (Major General S. W. Kirby, 1960) Is this theory correct? Are there any Civil War battles … Continue reading

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Charge On: Re-examining Civil War Cavalry Tactics

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author Bill Backus A popular misconception of the American Civil War is the view that mounted charges against infantry were an outdated tactic. The image of charges being ordered by out-of-touch generals … Continue reading

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