Can Change the World Again.
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF THE LATE AMERICAN WAR,
(War of the Confederacy Rebellion of 1861-1865)
REV. ASA MAHAN, D. D. LL.D.
WITH AN INTRODUCTORY LETTER
LIEUT.-GENERAL M. W. SMITH.
Copyright, 2002, by Rick Friedrich of Alethea In Heart.
UNITED SERVICE CLUB, PALL MALL,
28th November, 1876.
MY DEAR SIRS,
According to Dr. Mahan's wish I have read over the portion of the proofs of his work which you have furnished me with.
It seems to me that his book will prove both interesting and instructive to those who wish to trace out the causes which have led to the success or failure of campaigns, and how battles have been lost and won.
Although the Doctor is not a military man, he seems to have studied carefully the science of strategy as it has been developed at different periods, and applies his knowledge in indicating where established principles have been deviated from.
He compares, plainly and practically, what he conceives might have been done in accordance with such principles, with what was actually done; the results in the latter case having now become matters of history.
The author appears to have been familiar with the ground and scenes he describes so graphically, and to have been also fully furnished with all details relating to the strength, positions, etc., of the forces engaged.
As to his comments upon and criticism of the conduct and capabilities of those who occupied prominent positions during the years of the last American War, I am not prepared to offer any opinion. Whether the readers of the present work agree with all the views of the author or not, its perusal may lead them to think out the matter for themselves, and to consider at least one phase of military combinations on a large scale; and in these critical and uncertain times this may prove a beneficial exercise of the intellect, with reference to both military men and civilians.
M. W. SMITH.
IV. GENERAL MCCLELLAN AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF
V. THE SPRING CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
VI. GENERAL HALLECK'S MEASURES AND CAMPAIGN IN MISSOURI
VII. GENERAL PLAN OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE AUTHORITIES FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR
VIII. THE CAMPAIGN IN KENTUCKY, AND EVENTS WHICH FOLLOWED
IX. GENERAL HALLECK AT PITTSBURG LANDING AND AT CORINTH
X. GENERAL HALLECK APPOINTED COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES
XI. GENERAL POPE AND THE ARMY OF VIRGINIA
XII. GENERAL LEE's INVASION OF MARYLAND
XIII. THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC UNDER GENERAL BURNSIDE
XIV. MOVEMENTS IN TENNESSEE, KENTUCKY, AND MISSISSIPPI
XV. EXPEDITIONS ON THE SEABOARD AND OCEAN
XVI. MY VISIT TO WASHINGTON IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1863
XVIL WINTER CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL ROSECRANS
XVIII. THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG AND PORT HUDSON
XIX. GENERAL HOOKER IN COMMAND OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
XX. GENERAL LEE A SECOND TIME ON FREE SOIL.GETTYSBURG
XXI. THE CHATTANOOGA CAMPAIGN
XXII. MINOR CAMPAIGNS DURING THIS WAR
XXIII. OUR NAVAL EXPEDITIONS AROUND THE SOUTHERN COASTS
XXIV. OPERATIONS OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL GRANT AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF
XXV. APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL ULYSSES GRANT AS LIEUTENANT-GENERALAND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES
XXVI. CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC UNDER GENERAL GRANT
XXVII. SHERMAN'S ATLANTA CAMPAIGN
XXVIII. OPERATIONS WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI
XXIX. RESULTS OF THE GREAT CAMPAIGNS OF 1864; PLANS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE COMMANDERS
XXX. GENERAL PRICES LAST INVASION OF MISSOURI
XXXI. THE CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL HOOD IN TENNESSEE
XXXII. SHERMAN'S MARCH THROUGH GEORGIA
XXXIII. SHERMAN S MARCH FROM SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, To GOLDBORO', NORTH CAROLINA; THE SURRENDER OF LEE AND JOHNSTON; AND THE CLOSE OF THE WAR