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American Civil War guerrilla tactics

Sean McLachlan

American Civil War guerrilla tactics

by Sean McLachlan

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Published by Osprey in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index.

StatementSean McLachlan ; illustrated by Gerry Embleton
SeriesElite -- 174
ContributionsEmbleton, G. A. (Gerry A.)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE470.45 .M39 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24453521M
ISBN 101846034949, 1849081085
ISBN 109781846034947, 9781849081085
LC Control Number2010292441
OCLC/WorldCa297147799

During the Civil War, the state of Missouri witnessed the most widespread, prolonged, and destructive guerrilla fighting in American history. With its horrific combination of robbery, arson, torture, murder, and swift and bloody raids on farms and settlements, the conflict approached total war, engulfing the whole populace and challenging any notion of civility.4/5(2). During the Civil War years, the state of Missouri was plunged into the most widespread, prolonged, and destructive guerrilla fighting in American history. Robbery, arson, torture, murder, swift and bloody raids on farms and settlements--these were the ingredients of the conflict. Approaching total war, the fighting engulfed the populace and challenged any notion of civility.3/5(1).

During the Civil War, the state of Missouri witnessed the most widespread, prolonged, and destructive guerrilla fighting in American history. With its horrific combination of robbery, arson, torture, murder, and swift and bloody raids on farms and settlements, the conflict approached total war, engulfing the whole populace and challenging any notion of civility.   osprey elite series: "american civil war railroad tactics" and "american civil war guerrilla tactics" Given the wide distribution network of Osprey Publishing, one would guess that nearly every military history reader has some familiarity with their vast array of book series.

  warfare in Georgia during the Civil War () often took place in sparsely populated regions where Unionist or anti-Confederate sentiment created divisions among the civilian population. In many cases Unionist and Confederate neighbors clashed for control of their communities. In other instances guerrillas operated against major field armies. The use of guerrilla warfare was first suggested in the 6th century BC by Chinese general and strategist Sun Tzu, in his classic book, The Art of BC, Roman Dictator Quintus Fabius Maximus, often called the “father of guerrilla warfare,” used his “Fabian strategy” to defeat the mighty invading army of Carthaginian general Hannibal : Robert Longley.


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In fact, it is during the violence of the war that many of America's future outlaw legends would be born, most notably Cole Younger and Frank and Jesse James. American Civil War Guerrilla Tactics by Sean McLachlan, Osprey. Confined largely to the sidelines and Western frontier regions of the embattled United States, the horse-riding guerrillas of the Civil War, North and South, had little strategic impact on the conflict’s outcome.

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Publisher Synopsis "American Civil War Guerrilla Tactics does provide a comprehensive introductory summary to the conduct of irregular warfare worthy of a prospective buyer's consideration, with some anecdotes and examples from both sides." --Civil War Books. Osprey's examination of guerilla tactics employed during the American Civil War ().

While the giant armies of the Union and the Confederacy were fighting over cities and strategic strongholds, a large number of warriors from both sides were fighting, smaller, more personal battles.5/5(1).

Large-scale guerrilla fighting accompanied the American Revolution, and the development of guerrilla tactics under such partisan leaders as Francis Marion, Andrew Pickens, and Thomas Sumter has been called the great contribution of the American Revolution to the development of warfare.

The guerrilla war, as waged by both Confederate guerrillas and Unionists in the South, gathered in intensity between and and had a profound impact on the outcome of the war.

As soon as the Civil War broke out in Aprilguerrilla warfare emerged as a popular alternative to enlistment in the Confederate army. American Civil War Guerrilla Tactics, Sean McLachlan Elite The title of this book is actually a little misleading.

Guerrilla tactics are indeed covered, but the scope of the book is actually much wider. McLachlan looks at three different groups - the genuine guerrillas, partisan. "American Civil War Guerrilla Tactics does provide a comprehensive introductory summary to the conduct of irregular warfare worthy of a prospective buyer's consideration, with some anecdotes and examples from both sides." --Civil War Books and Authors (November )/5(11).

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Sutherland's book will lead readers to rethink their understanding of the war from start to finish. This is a thought-provoking work by one of our finest Civil War historians.". J. Matthew Gallman is a professor of history at the University of Florida. His most recent book, Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front (), won the Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History.

Matthew C. Hulbert: 1. James McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom ()Missing: guerrilla. "American Civil War Guerrilla Tactics does provide a comprehensive introductory summary to the conduct of irregular warfare worthy of a prospective buyer's consideration, with some anecdotes and examples from both sides." --Civil War Books and Authors (November ) show more/5(10).During the American Civil War, William Thomas, a Cherokee chief and Confederate colonel, abandoned the traditional Napoleonic Tactics in favor of the superior advantages gained by Guerrilla Warfare while in the defensive position known as familiarity of terrain.

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