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Accession Number ADA584191
Title William T. Sherman: Evolution of an Operational Artist.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 62p
Personal Author S. E. Jackowski
Abstract This historical narrative describes the evolution of Major General William T. Sherman's conceptualization and implementation of operational art. The narrative views his operational approach through the lens of modern U.S. Army doctrine, specifically, operational art as defined by Unified Land Operations and Mission Command. The monograph delves into Sherman's education, experience, and development as an operational artist under the tutelage of Major General Henry W. Halleck and Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, and then analyzes the application of that art in his later campaigns. The relevance of Sherman's evolution resonates in today's Army. That an officer can develop from a tactician to an operational artist through self and institutional education, senior mentorship, and relevant combat and training experience is telling. How did Sherman overcome his lackluster beginnings and transform himself into an inspiring figurehead studied throughout the world for his military accomplishments. By analyzing Sherman's battles and campaigns from 1861 to 1865, the monograph delves into his transformation by exploring his visualization and understanding of operational art through the lens of current United States Army doctrine.
Keywords American civil war
Army doctrine
Army training
Atlanta campaign
Battle management
Battle of bull run
Battle of chattanooga
Battle of corinth
Battle of meridian
Battle of shiloh
Carolinas campaign
Civil war(United states)
Confederate army
Georgia campaign
Grant ulysses s
Military commanders
Military doctrine
Military history
Mission command
North carolina
Operational approach
Operational art
Personnel development
Sherman william t
Sherman's march to the sea
South carolina
Unified land operations
Union army

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS. School of Advanced Military Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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