Accession Number : ADA195362

Title :   Marching with General Lee: An Analysis of the Maryland Campaign of 1862,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Freakley, Benjamin C

PDF Url : ADA195362

Report Date : 25 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This monograph analyzes the Confederate Maryland campaign of 1862 in regard to several key concepts of military theory. As an operation involving extended effort and multiple battles, the campaign serves as a case study reinforcing the utility of classical theory in operational planning. The monograph develops a theoretical paradigm for use as model to analyze Confederate operations. Next, an historical overview of the strategic situation, campaign plan, and execution reveal the harsh realities of combat. The historical realities are then analyzed from a theoretical perspective. Conclusions are drawn on the utility of theory as a start point in campaigning. The paper finishes with a discussion of the implications of theory in future conflicts. Keywords: Levels of war, Centers opf gravity, Decisive points, Culminating points, Friction, Uncertainty.

Descriptors :   *THEORY, *MILITARY PLANNING, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, BATTLES, FRICTION, MARYLAND, WARFARE, LEADERSHIP

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE