West Pointers and the Civil War

West Pointers and the Civil War

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Most Civil War generals were graduates of West Point, and many of them helped transform the U.S. Army from what was little better than an armed mob that performed poorly during the War of 1812 into the competent fighting force that won the Mexican War. Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh demonstrates how the qold armyq transformed itself into a professional military force after 1814, and, more important, how qold armyq methods profoundly shaped the conduct of the Civil War.Harvard University Press, 2002. a€”a€”a€”. a€œWilderness and the Cult of Manliness: Hooker, Lincoln, and Defeat.a€ In Lincolna#39;s ... Peterkin, Ernest W. The Exercise of Arms in the Continental Infantry: Being a Study of the Manual of the Firelock... Displayed in ... Bloomfield, Ontario: Museum Restoration Service, 1989. Peterson anbsp;...

Title:West Pointers and the Civil War
Author: Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh
Publisher:Univ of North Carolina Press - 2009-11-15

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