Black Silk and Gold Cord: Staff and Headquarters Operations in the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865

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. Includes maps, a collection of pictures, a bibliography, and hyperlinked endnotes More

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About J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr

J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. is a retired U.S. Army infantry colonel who served in a variety of staff positions from battalion level to the Army staff in the pentagon. He holds a PhD in Military History from Duke University and is the author of Buff Facings and Gilt Buttons: Staff and Headquarters Operations in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 as well as award winning articles on the theory of war and strategy. He is a Professor of Military History and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College where he held the General Dweight D. Eisenhower Chair of National Strategy (a rotating honary chair for distinguished faculty) and served as Chariman of the Department of National Security and Strategy.

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