Accession Number : ADA328218

Title :   General Robert E. Lee, Chancellorsville, 1863: An Operational Art Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Tye, Charles M.

PDF Url : ADA328218

Report Date : 19 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : During April of 1863, Union forces under the command of General Joseph Hooker crossed the Rappahannock aimed for Richmond. Spread thin and possessing half the forces, Lee was forced to go on the offense to save his under strength Army. Lee's actions at Chancellorsville enhanced his reputation as a warfighter while serving his countries higher strategic purpose. This paper reviews the strategic setting, a review of the battle and key events, followed by an analysis of Lee's ability to correctly balance the operational art factors of time, force, and space.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *BATTLES, *MILITARY ART, MILITARY HISTORY, DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, BATTLE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE