Synopses & Reviews
William B. Feis offers us the first scholarly examination of the use of military intelligence under Ulysses S. Grants command during the Civil War. Feis makes the new and provocative argument that Grants use of the Army of the Potomacs Bureau of Military Information played a significant role in Lees defeat. Feiss work articulately rebuts accusations by Grants detractors that his battlefield successes involved little more than the bludgeoning of an undermanned and outgunned opponent.
About the Author
William B. Feis is an associate professor of history at Buena Vista University.