Write a brief summary for you discussion piece to post for others to review and respond. The main source to cite is Battle: A History of Combat and Culture by John Lynn. Write 250 to 300 words on the following topic:
After reading Chapter 2 in Hanson, discuss the effects of combat trauma on the leadership of Union General Sherman and Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
In your opinion should either of these men have been allowed to continue in a command position? Why or why not?
Who then should have been ultimately responsible for these officers’ post-Shiloh performance of duties and is this a microcosm of military cultures not addressing the seriousness of psychological trauma?
Main Text for Reference:
1. Hanson, Victor. D. Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think. New York: Doubleday, 2003. Print. ISBN: 0-385-50400-4
Supplemental Reference Material:
1. Snow, Donald M., and Drew, Dennis M. From Lexington to Baghdad and Beyond: War and Politics in the American Experience. 3rd ed. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2009. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0765624031
1. Cox, Caroline. A Proper Sense of Honor: Service and Sacrifice in George Washington’s Army. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2004. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0807858615
2. Kaplan, Catherine. “Theft and Counter-Theft: Joseph Plumb Martin’s Revolutionary War.” Economics and Early American Literature 41, no. 3 (2006): 515–534. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25057467
Logistics: Supplies and Economics:
1. Lynn, John A., ed. Feeding Mars: Logistics in Western Warfare from the Middle Ages to the Present. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1993. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0813317168
Experiences in War:
2. Dean, Eric T. Jr. Shook Over Hell: Post-Traumatic Stress, Vietnam, and the Civil War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997. Print. ISBN: 0-674-80652-2
3. Lynn, John A. Battle: A History of Combat and Culture. Philadelphia: Perseus Books Group, 2003. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0786727919
4. Santoli, Al. Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Thirty-Three American Soldiers Who Fought It. New York: Ballantine Books, 1981. Print. ISBN: 0-345-32279-7