How are battles won

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HOW ARE BATTLES WON?     The logical attempt to define strategy in War comes to us from many resources. There are many defining examples of teachings of the art of war. In this compilation I have chosen to take a look at the American war in the 1860's from a European perspective of the very early days of war. Machiavelli:     The Roman armies were a carefully selected militia whose soldiers came from rural areas. The Roman …

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…fortifications along many east-west flowing rivers.     During the Overland Campaign of 1864 Lee held true to his defenses. When it was time to take the initiative, North Anna and Cold Harbor, Lee was ill with very weak subordinates at the corps level. Even though he caused great injury to the invading army by holding true to his defenses. It was the lack of offensive initiative in his own homeland that eventually cost him the greatest treasure.