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Railroads in the Civil War: The Impact of Management on Victory and Defeat
     

Railroads in the Civil War: The Impact of Management on Victory and Defeat

by John E. Clark Jr.
 

By the time of the Civil War, the railroads had advanced to allow the movement of large numbers of troops even though railways had not yet matured into a truly integrated transportation system. Gaps between lines, incompatible track gauges, and other vexing impediments remained in both the North and South. As John E. Clark explains in this compelling study, the

Overview

By the time of the Civil War, the railroads had advanced to allow the movement of large numbers of troops even though railways had not yet matured into a truly integrated transportation system. Gaps between lines, incompatible track gauges, and other vexing impediments remained in both the North and South. As John E. Clark explains in this compelling study, the skill with which Union and Confederate war leaders met those problems and utilized the rail system to its fullest potential was an essential ingredient for ultimate victory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807152669
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
275
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

John E. Clark Jr. teaches American history at the Garrett Morgan Academy for Transportation and Technology, Paterson, New Jersey, Public Schools.

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