Accession Number : ADA328199

Title :   U.S. Grant's Hunt for the Moose; An Analysis of the Vicksburg Campaign, Utilizing the Principles of War.

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Anderson, M. C.

PDF Url : ADA328199

Report Date : 19 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Welby Hand is a journalist for the New York Sun sent to interview General U.S. Grant following the surrender of Vicksburg on 4 July 1863. In the interview, Grant expounds on the campaign from the time he took personal command in the field in January of 1863, until the fall of Port Hudson on 9 July 1863. Grant describes his strategy and how he implemented it, utilizing the Principles of War as his basis for campaign planning and execution. Each principle is discussed and examples are provided to demonstrate their use. It is emphasized throughout the interview that the Principles of War are just another tool that either combatant commander may use to enhance his operational planning. Examples are given contrasting opposing commanders use of certain principles and who best utilized that particular principle.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *MILITARY ART, MILITARY HISTORY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY PLANNING, BATTLE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE