GENERALSHIP IN THE CIVIL WAR BY E. J. STACKPOLE A SCHOLARLY ARTICLE REVIEW BY CHARLES W. SMITH TROY UNIVERSITY HIS-4413-XTIA15/T4 DR. SAUNDERS ABSTRACT The author of the article “Generalship in the Civil War”, E. J. Stackpole, is a trustee of the American Military Institute. He is also the author of several books on Civil War battles and campaigns. In this article, Mr. Stackpole discusses what he has determined to be nine principles of war. According to Stackpole, these nine principles are: The Objective, The Offensive, Mass, Economy of Force, Movement, Surprise, Security, Simplicity, and Cooperation. He then describes pre-war training during the time of the Civil War and the limitations that officers often faced.
Tennyson foreshadows the fate of the six hundred soldiers by creating visual imagery for the reader, describing the valley with the word “Death”. The author, Tennyson, foreshadows events and conveys a deeper meaning with the repitition of phrases/words in order to help the reader understand the feeling of the situation. To inform the reader of the soldier’s heroism and bravery in battle, Tennyson frequently uses metaphors such as "jaws of Death" (Tennyson 22) to describe the Russian army, the "valley of Death" (Tennyson 7) to
Behind the first few thousand men waited 200,000 more troops with their weapons and thousands of tanks, artillery pieces, half-tracks, jeeps, and "deuce-and-a-half" trucks, and in the British Isles another 3 million men waited their turn to go into the fray. D-Day was carried out by a massive invasive force, but it was a risky move to make based on the circumstances. The Wait is a quick setting-of-the-stage section describing the Allied build up in Britain, the assembly of the armada and the embarkation process. Ryan also describes the lousy weather that hit the English Channel during the first week of June. In a tension-filled sequence, the author writes about bad weather that prompted a worried Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, to postpone the landings scheduled for Monday, June 5, for 24 hours until the meteorologists gave him a final forecast.
Ishmael’s Transformation The United States declared war on Japan in 1941, and it can be said that people from all around the country would be affected by the repercussions that the war brought. Everyone had to do their part, and unfortunately for some, like the Japanese-Americans as well as those fighting the war, their part was substantially more difficult. The fiction novel Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson picks up in 1954 on the fictional island of San Pedro in Washington, the home to mostly strawberry farmers and fisherman, many of which are Japanese-American. Although World War II ended almost a decade prior, the prejudice and memories from that time are not forgotten. The story is of a man, Kabuo, of Japanese descent, that is on trial for the murder of a white man, Carl Heine.
The infamous Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg, Maryland, occurred on September 17th, 1862, being known as one of the most gruesome and significant battles of the entire war. As described by Captain Robert Shaw, he shared his thoughts of the horrific day to a letter home to his parents. “Every battle makes me wish more and more that the war was over, “It seems almost as if nothing could justify a battle like that of the 17th, and the horrors inseparable from it.” There were a total of 6,000 plus causalities for both sides, making it one of the bloodiest, if not the bloodiest day in American history. McPherson even compared Antietam to historic battles such as Normandy, where McPherson described Antietam as having four times the amount of Normandy causalities on June 6, 1944. A United States Commission Official would describe the battle as “utter devastation and ruin” where “For four miles in length, and nearly half a mile in width, the ground is strewn with .
Together they marched through Prussia and Poland while eventually fighting in the “disastrous” Russian campaign. These involvements and intense descriptions of events are components that would most likely not be included in a textbook. A textbook would present an overall view of the life soldiers had and poor conditions they dealt with whereas Walter vividly describes in his diary the struggle that he and other men went through. The desperate search
gue Producing creative texts Dramatic monologue Prompt sheet Write a dramatic monologue for Maximus. Imagine you are Maximus. You and your soldiers have just defeated the Germanian army and you are looking forward to returning home. Talk about what you have had to endure by being separated from your family and home, through the preparations for the battle and gruelling physical and mental exertions during the battle, up until the victory. Approximately 600 words (2 hours) These are the Assessment Objectives you need to hit: WRITING Write to communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, using and adapting forms and selecting vocabulary appropriate to task and purpose in ways that engage the reader.
In Robert Southey’s “The Battle of Blenheim”, the writer uses age and experience as a method of portraying two very different perspectives of the war that took place in Blenheim. Throughout the ballad, there is a very noticeable phrase that’s mentioned many times. Old Kasper, a man who is a father, has experienced the effects of war, and is literally named “Old” for the sake of being only portrayed as a man experienced in life, always refers to the battle as a “famous victory” or a “great victory”. It becomes more and more evident this phrase was a result of conditioning and propaganda post-war to mask its tragedies when Kasper’s son asks him about the war. "Now tell us all about the war, And what they fought each other for."
Wilfred Owen was an officer in the British army and was very anti-war. He was in the battle of the Somme and was blown-up. He suffered from concussion and shellshock. This led to him coming back to Britain and meeting one of his literary heroes, Siegfried Sassoon who encouraged him to start writing poetry. He died one week before the war ended.
Trauma of War Trauma is a disordered behavioural state resulting from an experience that was shocking, severe, mental or emotionally stressful from a traumatic event. Throughout the documentary “Barbered Wire and Mandolins”, civilians suffer emotional and shocking stress in June 1940, where 700 men were seen as national threats to security, and therefore held up to three years in internment camps. In the short story “A Marker On The side Of the Boat” a soldier reflects on a shocking and severe trauma of a war that he encountered in the city of Hanoi. Both “A Marker on the Side of the Boat” and “Barbered wire on Mandolins” are equally effective in conveying all aspects of trauma of war. Ways that trauma of war is conveyed in both creative texts is through character insights, where in the documentary we get civilians who were apart of the event in 1940, and in the short story we get a soldiers insights on everything that’s happening during the war.