Battle Tactics of the Civil War / Edition 1

Battle Tactics of the Civil War / Edition 1

by Paddy Griffith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300084617

ISBN-13: 9780300084610

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Yale University Press

"Was the Civil War really the birthplace of modern battlefield tactics? Paddy Griffith argues that despite the use of new weapons and of trench warfare techniques, the Civil War was in reality the last Napoleonic-style war. Rich in description and analysis, this book will be of interest both to military historians and to Civil War buffs."--BOOK JACKET.  See more details below

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"Was the Civil War really the birthplace of modern battlefield tactics? Paddy Griffith argues that despite the use of new weapons and of trench warfare techniques, the Civil War was in reality the last Napoleonic-style war. Rich in description and analysis, this book will be of interest both to military historians and to Civil War buffs."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300084610
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
History
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface9
Introduction: The Alleged Origins of Modern Battle15
1The Armies Learn to Fight29
2Command and Control53
3The Rifle73
4Drill91
5The Battlefield and Its Fortifications117
6The Infantry Firefight137
7Artillery165
8Cavalry179
Conclusion: The Last Napoleonic War189
App. IThe Art of Tactical Snippeting193
App. IIThe Decisiveness of Civil War Battles197
Notes201
Bibliography221
Index231

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