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Running Head: GENERAL EMORY-THE ARMY’S MAHAN 1 General Emory- The Army’s Mahan Jessica Mills Columbia Southern University
Running Head: GENERAL EMORY-THE ARMY’S MAHAN 2 General Emory-The Army’s Mahan “Emory Upton was one of the most influential military thinkers to emerge from the Civil War” (“Emory Upton”,2018, para.1). He wrote A New System of Infantry Tactics, The Armies of Asia and Europe, and ‘The Military Policy of the United States from 1775’. These and other writings, drawn from his experiences in the Civil War advocated dramatic changes in the American Armed Forces including advanced military education and improved promotion protocols” (“Emory Upton”,2018, para.6). Summary “Upton was one of the first American military men to treat land ‘warfare as though it might be a matter for scientific or professional study"'(Brown,1953, p.125). "Three periods of Upton's life were of paramount importance in shaping his ideas. The first was his training at West Point where he entered in 1856, Upton's cadet days served to strengthen his loyalty to the constitution and the union while they gave him the best military education available in the United States at that time” (Brown,1953, p.125). “

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