Accession Number : ADA299358

Title :   The Role of Ordnance Logistics in the Chickamauga Campaign.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Michael J.

PDF Url : ADA299358

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : This study is a historical analysis of the Chickamauga Campaign from the perspective of ordnance logistics. It focuses on the two major arms used on the Civil War battlefields, namely shoulder-fired arms and field artillery. First, this investigation addresses the strategic capabilities of the respective forces in terms of the status of ordnance resources at the start of the war and the efforts to produce and obtain shoulder-fired arms, field artillery pieces, and ammunition for those systems. Secondly, it estimates the status of the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of Tennessee by applying logistical requirements, capabilities, and analysis to those armies. Finally, it examines ordnance operations in the Chickamauga Campaign in terms of today's logistical imperatives. This study concludes the Army of Tennessee overcame strategic and operational logistical difficulties to enjoy effective and efficient ordnance operations during the campaign. Due to the tactical operations, they completed the campaign in a more advantageous logistical stance than they started. The Army of the Cumberland faced different challenges, long lines of communication, distribution difficulties due to the terrain, and their internal organization. Their ordnance system was not as efficient as the Confederates and contributed to their defeat. U.S. Civil War, Logistics Ordnance Chickamauga Campaign.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *LOGISTICS, *ORDNANCE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, ORGANIZATIONS, BATTLEFIELDS, EFFICIENCY, TERRAIN, INTERNAL, HISTORY, AMMUNITION, RESOURCES, ARMY, TENNESSEE, TACTICAL WARFARE, ARTILLERY UNITS, FIELD ARMY, SHOULDER LAUNCHED WEAPONS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE