Accession Number : ADA308765

Title :   The Failure of the Confederate Vicksburg Campaign.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Titus, David E.

PDF Url : ADA308765

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Although the American Civil War occurred over 130 years ago, analyses of failed campaigns provide insight and reinforce the importance of critical warfighting skills for today's strategic leader. Several principles in today's joint doctrine serve as excellent tools to analyze failed campaigns. This paper analyzes and identifies some of the reasons the Confederate Vicksburg Campaign failed. The paper examines Jefferson Davis's strategy, the Confederate command, control, and communications system, and the quality of the Confederate leadership. The paper concludes by showing how these three areas hindered the Confederate unity of effort and its implications for future strategic leaders.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *UNITED STATES, *LESSONS LEARNED, *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, LAND WARFARE, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, MISSISSIPPI.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE