Command and Control going into the West Woods, September 17, 1862

We often mention “command and control” in regard to a general’s performance on the battlefield. What, exactly, did those look like ON the battlefield? Here’s a look at Sedgwick’s attack into the West Woods, looking at his command and control.

Assessing Generalship… and doing it properly!

Couple weeks back I posted a couple of examples and asked “are these guys incompetent?” ┬áThat was somewhat a leading question, given Generals Burnside and Slocum, based on how the men are usually received… maybe rated is a better word… by historians and the general lot of us Civil War aficionados. ┬áThe knot I wasContinue reading “Assessing Generalship… and doing it properly!”