Civil War Railroads

Civil War Railroads

by Robert C. Jones

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Overview

There were many technological developments during the Civil War, including rifled artillery, repeating rifles, trench warfare, armored ships, submarines and air reconnaissance (balloons). But perhaps none of these had as much impact as an existing technology - railroads - that were used in a widespread manner for the first time in the Civil War.

Railroads shipped supplies, troops, wounded soldiers, horses and mules. Whole battles were fought over the possession of railroads (Shiloh, Monocacy, High Bridge, Allatoona Pass). The purpose of Cavalry changed radically between the beginning of the war from reconnaissance to raiding. And the raids were often targeted at railroad infrastructure.

This book includes 60 illustrations.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974129508
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/02/2017
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Robert C. Jones served as President of the Kennesaw Historical Society for 21 years (1994-2015), and also served as a member of the executive board of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation for 17 years (1998-2015). The Museum Foundation helped fund the 45,000 square foot Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, GA. Robert has written 40+ books on historical topics, including "Top Innovations of World War II", "A Guide to the Civil War in Georgia", and "Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution".

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