Accession Number : ADA323358

Title :   The Battle of Cedar Mountain: A Battlefield Terrain Study.

Descriptive Note : Study rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : D'Amura, Ronald M. ; Hospodar, William G.

PDF Url : ADA323358

Report Date : 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : Tactical studies of Civil War battlefields have long been used by modern soldiers as a method of enhancing their understanding of the profession of arms. In this study, using records and reports written by commanders and participants actually involved in the battle, the authors examine a minor Civil War battle fought near Cedar Mountain, Virginia in the late summer of 1862. Confederate forces led by then Major General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson engage a Union force in a minor, but bloody skirmish that results in a temporary delay of a planned Confederate invasion of Maryland. Command decisions and leadership styles of the key participants are a prominent feature of the study. Should the reader decide to visit the battlefield and walk the ground, the study includes directions to the battlefield and to various points of interest on the field.

Descriptors :   *TOPOGRAPHY, *MILITARY TACTICS, MILITARY HISTORY, VIRGINIA, DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP, BATTLEFIELDS, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), TERRAIN, BATTLES, DEFENSE PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE