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For the well read student of the Army of Northern Virginia, however, this book, despite its flaws is a must

Bartholomees may have underestimated the role that corps staffs played in Robert E. Lee's selection of corps commanders to replace first Jackson, then later Longstreet, Stuart, and Ewell. A speculative argument to this effect can be plausibly made from the contemporary evidence. For the well read student of the Army of Northern Virginia, however, this book, despite its flaws is a must. It certainly ranks as one of the more original approaches in Civil War scholarship to be seen in some time.

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Start by marking Buff Facings And Gilt Buttons: Staff And Headquarters Operations In The Army Of Northern Virginia, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Civil War military institutions had their roots firmly planted in the traditions and doctrine of the past The staff system of the Army of Northern Virginia demonstrates one of the peculiar traits of the Civil War. That war occurred on a cusp of military history - it had elements both ancient and modern, and it reflected the struggle of soldiers trying to reconcile the two. Civil War military institutions had their roots firmly planted in the traditions and doctrine of the past while they confronted modern problems.

It seems especially so concerning the staff of the Army of Northern Virginia. The published memoirs and autobiographies of the staff have been integral to just about any study of the Army's operations or its commanders. Staffers such as Walter Taylor, Moxley Sorrel, Kyd Douglas, and Porter Alexander are just as synonymous with the life and campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia as are the names of its subordinate commanders. However, author J. Boone Bartholomees has reminded Civil War historians that, until now, we really have not studied the staff carefully

Buff Facings and Gilt Buttons Staff and Headquarters Operations in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861–1865. Bartholomees surveys the entire scope of Army of Northern Virginia staff operations from quartermaster and commissary duties to medical and routine administrative functions to intelligence, command and control, and combat operations.

Like Buff Facings and Gilt Buttons, this book is for a specific audience

Like Buff Facings and Gilt Buttons, this book is for a specific audience. I include under that general heading Irvin McDowell’s Union Army of Northern Virginia at First Manassas; John Pope’s Army of Virginia in the Second Manassas campaign; Nathaniel Banks’s corps before it became successively V Corps, Army of the Potomac, II Corps, Army of Virginia, and XII Corps, Army of the Potomac; Ambrose Burnside’s IX Corps during the early phase.

Facings and Gilt Buttons: Staff and Headquarters Operations in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861–1865. Schroeder–Lein, Glenna R. Confederate Hospitals on the Move: Samuel H. Stout and the Army of Tennessee. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1994. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1998. Bledsoe, Andrew S. Citizen-Officers: The Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-8071-6070-1. Schultz, Jane E. Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America.

Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Black Silk and Gold Cord is a study of staffs in the Union army in the eastern theater during the US Civil War. It examines all areas of staff staff support to the army and the processes and procedures used as well as headquarters life. A separate chapter examines Ulysses Grant's headquarters and staff.

After June, 1864, Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia had been pushed back . Mechanisburg, P. Stackpole Books, 2002.

After June, 1864, Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia had been pushed back into the defenses of Richmond and Petersburg. Effectively Grant had taken him out of the war, unable to maneuver and nowhere to go. All he could do now was to wait and react as Grant, circling around him, acted. Buff Facings and Gilt Buttons: Staff and Headquarters Operations in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861–1865. Conner, Albert Z. and Chris Mackowski.


Comments: (3)

Mavegar
The book is a must for the Civil War buff who wants to understand the Headquarter Operations of the Army of Northern Virginia, lead by the famous and beloved General Robert E.Lee.
Deorro
The history of the Civil War is more than recounting the movements of armies and the fighting of battles. Someone has to gather the information and send the messages that brought the armies together in the first place. That is the focus of this detailed history of staff work in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
When the war began, the Confederacy found itself having to build everything from scratch, and their army was no different. Although they borrowed heavily from the U.S. Army's way of doing things, it eventually became clear that innovations would have to be made, both to account for the maneuvering of growing armies, but also to deal with the expanded technology -- railroads, telegraphs and the use of longer and more accurate weapons -- rarely seen before by fighting men.
"Buff Facings" is a detailed account of how Lee and his generals coped. While the depth of detail may discourage the general reader, Bartholomees offers a generous selection of ancedotes that allow for bursts of humanity to show. In the middle of an account of the development of the Signal Corps, he relates how Major General Stephen Ramseur received a vitally important message just before the Battle of Cedar Creek: "The crisis is over and all is well." It announced the birth of his daughter.
olgasmile
A book on Confederate staff work was definitely needed, and this book fits the bill nicely. The first half of the book offers very thorough descriptions of the various staff positions and agencies. The author does a good job of explaining how these positions came into being, how they were manned, and how (if at all) staff officers were trained. Also interesting to read the author's relation of these 19th c. staff positons to their modern counterparts.
If I have any criticism, it may be that the text relies a little too much on three individual staff officers- Walter Taylor, Henry Kyd Douglas, and Heros Von Borcke. I wonder if there are other memoirs out there that would expand on their accounts.
Overall an outstanding book. Very logical and readable. Fascinating treatment of a neglected topic.
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