Welcome to American Civil War High Command


If you are interested in the evolution of military high command and organisations during the American Civil War, please enjoy this resource of over 6 million words about the Organisations, Commanders, and Navies, combined with the most comprehensive Day by Day Chronology ever published.

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“This is an unparalleled resource of information about the high commands of the American Civil War.”

“During the American Civil War, the military ascendancy shifted gradually but decisively from the Confederate States to the Union. One of the very many factors in this shift was the diverging approach adopted by each side to organise its military high command.  The pattern of the emergence and elevation of key commanders to the highest positions differs significantly. This evolution contributed to the final Union victory.”

“Leadership is a major factor in the success of any endeavour, but exceptional leadership is an imperative element for success in the extreme test of warfare.

© John Easom 2021

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