As I have taken to posting on some topics in a “series” format, and have had considerable interest in some of them, this page will serve as portal for links to the most popular. I hope this will serve to improve readability by putting - in one place.
Thank you for your interest.
A note on citing these materials. You are welcome to quote the works that appears here with, of course, the appropriate citations. I recommend that you refer to the guidance provided for online citations in the format/style in which you are writing (MLA, Turbian, etc).
The Civil War as Second American Revolution
Exploring Causes of the Civil War
Exploring Causes of the Civil War – Part VII: Political Discord, Slavery, and the Fight for Political Control
The Experience of Soldiers
Jomini on the Nature of War
Part I: Introduction is available here,
Part II: The Burgeoning Military Theorist here,
Part III: The Founder of Modern Strategy here,
Part IV: The Basics here,
Part V: Lines of Operation here, and
Part VI – The Conduct of War here.
Also, Scientific Optimism: Jomini and the U.S. Army