Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and Small-Unit Effectiveness

Valutazione media 4,35
( su 23 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780807159378: Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and Small-Unit Effectiveness

For decades, military historians have argued that the introduction of the rifle musket-with a range five times longer than that of the smoothbore musket-made the shoulder-to-shoulder formations of linear tactics obsolete. Author Earl J. Hess challenges this deeply entrenched assumption. He contends that long-range rifle fire did not dominate Civil War battlefields or dramatically alter the course of the conflict because soldiers had neither the training nor the desire to take advantage of the musket rifle's increased range. Drawing on the drill manuals available to officers and a close reading of battle reports, Civil War Infantry Tactics demonstrates that linear tactics provided the best formations and maneuvers to use with the single-shot musket, whether rifle or smoothbore.

The linear system was far from an outdated relic that led to higher casualties and prolonged the war. Indeed, regimental officers on both sides of the conflict found the formations and maneuvers in use since the era of the French Revolution to be indispensable to the survival of their units on the battlefield. The training soldiers received in this system, combined with their extensive experience in combat, allowed small units a high level of articulation and effectiveness.

Unlike much military history that focuses on grand strategies, Hess zeroes in on formations and maneuvers (or primary tactics), describing their purpose and usefulness in regimental case studies, and pinpointing which of them were favorites of unit commanders in the field. The Civil War was the last conflict in North America to see widespread use of the linear tactical system, and Hess convincingly argues that the war also saw the most effective tactical performance yet in America's short history.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

EARL J. HESS is Stewart W. McClelland Chair in History at Lincoln Memorial University and the author of fifteen books on the Civil War, including Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign; The Knoxville Campaign: Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee; and The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi.

Review:

''A work that all Civil War military historians should read. . . . Hess has provided a solid examination of Civil War tactics that will be extremely helpful to all students of the Civil War, whether professional, buff, or re-enactor.''--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

''The strengths of this work are substantial and I will only highlight a few key points that I found most impressive. In addition to being a well-researched and thoroughly engaging read, Hess provides his reader with an excellent introduction to the historiography of Civil War tactics that is well worth reading on its own. His discussion of tactical developments after the Civil War was particularly enlightening as well. . . . An excellent work of military history.''--Civil War Book Review

''Hess has once again crafted a well-argued, thorough, and at many points, engaging work that successfully pushes back against generations of accepted dogma. Furthermore, Civil War Infantry Tactics provides an important starting point for future debates over the effectiveness of small-unit infantry tactics--a debate that historians have hitherto considered settled.''--North Carolina Historical Review

''For Civil War historians and readers alike, Earl J. Hess has once again presented a must-read book that provides arguments that shift our thinking about the nature of combat on the conventional field of battle during America's bloodiest war.'' --Journal of Military History

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Hess, Earl J.
Editore: Louisiana State Univ Pr (2015)
ISBN 10: 0807159379 ISBN 13: 9780807159378
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Louisiana State Univ Pr, 2015. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780807159378

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,29
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Hess, Earl J.
Editore: Louisiana State Univ Pr (2015)
ISBN 10: 0807159379 ISBN 13: 9780807159378
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Louisiana State Univ Pr, 2015. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria KB-9780807159378

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,29
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Hess, Earl J.
ISBN 10: 0807159379 ISBN 13: 9780807159378
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 23197272-n

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,47
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,26
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Earl J. Hess
Editore: Syracus University Press
ISBN 10: 0807159379 ISBN 13: 9780807159378
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Syracus University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0807159379

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,95
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,00
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Hess, Earl J.
ISBN 10: 0807159379 ISBN 13: 9780807159378
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: > 20
Da
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 7956455

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,92
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Earl J Hess
Editore: Lsu Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0807159379 ISBN 13: 9780807159378
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Lsu Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. For decades, military historians have argued that the introduction of the rifle musket-with a range five times longer than that of the smoothbore musket-made the shoulder-to-shoulder formations of linear tactics obsolete. Author Earl J. Hess challenges this deeply entrenched assumption. He contends that long-range rifle fire did not dominate Civil War battlefields or dramatically alter the course of the conflict because soldiers had neither the training nor the desire to take advantage of the musket rifle s increased range. Drawing on the drill manuals available to officers and a close reading of battle reports, Civil War Infantry Tactics demonstrates that linear tactics provided the best formations and maneuvers to use with the single-shot musket, whether rifle or smoothbore. The linear system was far from an outdated relic that led to higher casualties and prolonged the war. Indeed, regimental officers on both sides of the conflict found the formations and maneuvers in use since the era of the French Revolution to be indispensable to the survival of their units on the battlefield. The training soldiers received in this system, combined with their extensive experience in combat, allowed small units a high level of articulation and effectiveness. Unlike much military history that focuses on grand strategies, Hess zeroes in on formations and maneuvers (or primary tactics), describing their purpose and usefulness in regimental case studies, and pinpointing which of them were favorites of unit commanders in the field. The Civil War was the last conflict in North America to see widespread use of the linear tactical system, and Hess convincingly argues that the war also saw the most effective tactical performance yet in America s short history. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780807159378

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 29,28
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Earl J Hess
Editore: Lsu Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0807159379 ISBN 13: 9780807159378
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Lsu Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. For decades, military historians have argued that the introduction of the rifle musket-with a range five times longer than that of the smoothbore musket-made the shoulder-to-shoulder formations of linear tactics obsolete. Author Earl J. Hess challenges this deeply entrenched assumption. He contends that long-range rifle fire did not dominate Civil War battlefields or dramatically alter the course of the conflict because soldiers had neither the training nor the desire to take advantage of the musket rifle s increased range. Drawing on the drill manuals available to officers and a close reading of battle reports, Civil War Infantry Tactics demonstrates that linear tactics provided the best formations and maneuvers to use with the single-shot musket, whether rifle or smoothbore. The linear system was far from an outdated relic that led to higher casualties and prolonged the war. Indeed, regimental officers on both sides of the conflict found the formations and maneuvers in use since the era of the French Revolution to be indispensable to the survival of their units on the battlefield. The training soldiers received in this system, combined with their extensive experience in combat, allowed small units a high level of articulation and effectiveness. Unlike much military history that focuses on grand strategies, Hess zeroes in on formations and maneuvers (or primary tactics), describing their purpose and usefulness in regimental case studies, and pinpointing which of them were favorites of unit commanders in the field. The Civil War was the last conflict in North America to see widespread use of the linear tactical system, and Hess convincingly argues that the war also saw the most effective tactical performance yet in America s short history. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780807159378

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 29,45
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Hess, Earl J.
Editore: LSU Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0807159379 ISBN 13: 9780807159378
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 11
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro LSU Press, 2015. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 0807159379

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 28,84
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,56
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Hess, Earl J.
Editore: LSU Press
ISBN 10: 0807159379 ISBN 13: 9780807159378
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 3
Da
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro LSU Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0807159379 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1.31. Codice libro della libreria OTF-Y-9780807159378

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 28,30
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Earl J. Hess
ISBN 10: 0807159379 ISBN 13: 9780807159378
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 368 pages. 0.594. Codice libro della libreria 9780807159378

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 34,85
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro