By Philip Katcher
While the warfare among the States broke out in 1861, the united states military had in basic terms 4 line generals – and 3 of these have been over 70 years of age and veterans of the Napoleonic interval. approximately one in 3 of America's specialist officials selected to serve the Confederacy, and the government's pressing have to locate commanders for its drastically elevated military placed stars at the shoulders of guys of very diversified backgrounds and skills. the pains of warfare could quickly separate the born leaders from the over-promoted and the political opportunists. This moment quantity dedicated to Union generals examines the careers and personalities of 25 commanders whose provider was once in general, or before everything, within the Western theater of warfare.
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And the Mexican artillerists were not very accurate with their ﬁre, so that much of the shelling simply passed over the American troops. Also, among Taylor’s junior ofﬁcers were a number of capable West Point graduates, notably 2nd Lt. George C. Meade and 2nd Lt. Ulysses S. Grant. Though the Americans were outnumbered, they had two important things in their favor. One was the skill of the cannoneers, and the other was the presence of the two large siege pieces. On the advice of the young West Pointers on his staff, Taylor shifted his two 18-pound iron siege guns to the center of his line and blasted the advancing Mexicans with canister.
So, on November 13, 1846, Taylor ordered 1,000 men to march to the southwest to occupy Saltillo. S. Navy having captured Tampico. Also, General Wool’s force of 2,500 men began its long march to Monterrey after the city of Chihuahua, which he was to attack from San Antonio, was abandoned. The 500-mile march would end in December. To further demonstrate his displeasure with General Taylor, Polk dispatched General Winﬁeld Scott to lead a second army in Mexico. Scott decided 3. The Mexican War 37 that an attack on Vera Cruz was crucial to the prosecution of the war.
Doubleday’s force moved at night and during the next day, with a mile long wagon train. As he moved that wagon train more than 20 miles forward, Doubleday could tell from the pounding noise of artillery in the distance that he would not arrive in time for the battle of Buena Vista on February 23, 1847, though he expressed a strong desire to have been there. But still Doubleday and his men pressed on, urging the mules to move even faster. This urgency was partly due to the need to reach the battle, and partly because it was rumored that the Americans were about to be attacked by both Mexican cavalry and lancers.
american civil war commanders 3 - union west by Philip Katcher