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West Pointers and the Civil War

The Old Army in War and Peace

By Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh
Narrated by Stephen Hoye / 8 hours 59 minutes

The task of transforming America’s ragtag militia into a professional fighting force in the first half of the nineteenth century was a difficult one. Americans had long supported a tradition of militia and distrusted professional soldiers. By the time of the Civil War, however, most of the high-command positions in both armies were filled with West Point graduates who had been trained in the European military tradition and had honed their experience in the Mexican War. This training and experience would predetermine the sorts of campaigns the armies would wage, the rules of those engagements, and even their understanding of victory. It also ensured that the two armies, products of the same military education, were closely matched in ability, leading to a much longer war, with unforeseen political consequences.

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Author
Narrator Stephen Hoye
ISBN 9781481585361
Length 8 hours 59 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #111,193 Overall
Genre Rank #6,212 in History
 

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