Accession Number : ADA298980

Title :   Morale in the Army of the Cumberland during the Tullahoma and Chickamauga Campaigns.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Dalessandro, Robert J.

PDF Url : ADA298980

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : This study examines insights into the state of morale of the Army of the Cumberland during the period of the Tullahoma and Chickamauga campaigns, covering the period from June through September 1863. The thesis focused on the organization and leadership of the Army of the Cumberland. It then examined morale as the whole of diverse factors, including national and individual factors. National and Individual factors were generally out of control of the army leadership. They included a soldiers' motivation for joining the army, has views toward southern sympathizers at home, the impact of John Morgan's Ohio Raid, soldier views on conscription, and effects of the progress of the war on morale. Individual factors comprised concerns for home, family, business, and religion. The study then examined morale factors the army could control. It explored army life, attitude toward leadership, level of discipline, how the army leadership cared for soldiers, and the impact of mail on soldier morale. The thesis concludes that the Army of the Cumberland was a well lead organization. Consequently, the state of the morale of the army was high throughout the Tullahoma campaign and was not significantly diminished as a result of the defeat at Chickamauga. The thesis further concluded, that soldier conference in Major General William S. Rosecrans remained high throughout the period of the study. Confidence in many corps and some division level commanders did, however, suffer as a result of the Chickamauga.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *MORALE, WARFARE, SYMPOSIA, LEADERSHIP, THESES, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MOTIVATION, ARMY, MILITARY COMMANDERS, POSTAL SERVICE, RELIGION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE