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Explain the evolution of American military strategy through the thoughts and actions of George Washington, Winfield Scott (especially during the Mexican War), Robert E. Lee, and U.S. Grant (and W.T. Sherman). American strategy during revolution: Washington Try and fight at first then run and gun Mexican War Scott Civil War Lee Jefferson Davis wanted a defense strategy but Lee opposed given the northern economic strength. Also such an approach would go against the principles of Clausewitz. Lee turned to a combo strategy of offensive- defensive. He used a great concentration of power in a small space against key areas of the enemy as a way to exploit his lesser numbers. Such attacks caused Mcllelan to seek even greater numerical advantages before attacking. Lee saw that the south could not support such a war with its agrarian resources so he used swift attacks against larger, but divided forces along with rapid communication, and rail destruction. 1861-1862. Utiilized flanking manuvers and easy to reinforce lines
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2011 for the course HIST 110 taught by Professor Sagear during the Fall '08 term at Lehigh University .

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