A Decisive Level of Command: Brigade Leadership in the Army of the Cumberland, 1861-1864

dc.contributor.advisor Hunt, Robert en_US
dc.contributor.author White Jr., Paul Richard en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Haas, Louis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Beeby, James en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T19:01:51Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T19:01:51Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-08 en_US
dc.description.abstract The American Civil War is too often studied from the top down, focusing on the lives of army commanders and politicians. More recent scholarship has focused on the men in the ranks and their view of the war. Left out in this are the contributions made by mid-level brigade commanders. These men represented the core of the Civil War army's command structure. Brigades were large enough to act on their own and contained enough power and force to determine the outcome of engagements. This thesis focuses on four brigade commanders - en_US
dc.description.abstract William P. Carlin, Charles G. Harker, John C. Starkweather, and August Willich - and the commands they exercised during the conflict. Through training and drill these leaders shaped their men into soldiers. By learning to work within the framework of the army as a whole these en_US
dc.description.abstract men made it possible to maneuver and fight in large units. Their influence created solid, hard fighting units responsible for winning the war. en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3621
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject American Civil War en_US
dc.subject Army of the Cumberland en_US
dc.subject August Willich en_US
dc.subject Charles Garrison Harker en_US
dc.subject Western Theater en_US
dc.subject William Passmore Carlin en_US
dc.subject.umi History en_US
dc.subject.umi American history en_US
dc.subject.umi Military studies en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title A Decisive Level of Command: Brigade Leadership in the Army of the Cumberland, 1861-1864 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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