Accession Number : ADA309373

Title :   The Suffolk Campaign: An Analysis of a Civil War Campaign and Its Relevance to Today's Joint Doctrine.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Yingling, John A.

PDF Url : ADA309373

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : In early May, 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee fought and won the battle of Chancellorsville. Many historians believe this was his greatest triumph. He did so without a portion of his veteran II Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General James Longstreet. Earlier, Longstreet had been ordered to conduct an important operation against Suffolk, Virginia, a town whose defense was key to Union held Norfolk, Virginia. Longstreet's offensive campaign and the defense by Union ground and naval forces provide for an interesting case study on joint operations. This study will focus on the fundamentals of joint warfare, how they were applied during the Suffolk campaign, and their relevancy today.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *LESSONS LEARNED, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, VIRGINIA, LEADERSHIP, CASE STUDIES, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, NAVAL OPERATIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, GROUND SUPPORT, MILITARY ART.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE