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West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace (Civil War America), Hsieh, Wayne Wei-siang

Author Name    Hsieh, Wayne Wei-siang

Title   West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace (Civil War America)

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    The University of North Carolina Press

ISBN Number    0807832782 / 9780807832783

Seller ID   SKU1041181

0807832782 Hardcover lacking the Dust Jacket. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

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Most Civil War generals were graduates of West Point, and many of them helped transform the U.S. Army from what was little better than an armed mob that performed poorly during the War of 1812 into the competent fighting force that won the Mexican War. Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh offers an insightful and original portrait of the American army from 1814 to the end of the Civil War.
Hsieh demonstrates how the "old army" transformed itself into a professional military force after 1814, and, more important, how "old army" methods profoundly shaped the conduct of the Civil War. The dominance of both armies by West Point-trained generals prevented either side from gaining a marked superiority in military competence. Moreover, the long, grinding war, with heavy casualties on both sides, had unforeseen political implications--for instance, the war's great length strengthened the hand of the abolitionists, which would not have been the case if the North had won a quick and decisive victory.
The first book to show how the antebellum U.S. Army, and especially West Point graduates, affected the course of the Civil War, this volume makes a unique contribution to the history of America's greatest cataclysm.

Price = 5.50 USD


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