The Bloody Crucible Of Courage Fighting Methods and Combat Experience of the Civil War

By: Nosworthy, Brent

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The first great "modern" war by some historians, a showcase for rifled muskets and artillery. Others argue that it was a sideshow of amateur generals and citizen soldiers who relied on outdated Napoleonic tactics, a war that yielded few tactical innovations or lasting lessons. The civil war's place in the evolution of armed conflict is hotly debated to this day. Acclaimed military historian Brent Nosworthy takes on this great controversy and, for the first time in any book, covers the methods of Civil War warfare in their entirety. This work presents the most thorough study of Civil War military practices ever written. With diagrams, photos, and maps throughout, Nosworthy weaves together the story of newly emerging weapons, the resulting changes in military doctrine, and the combatants' experiences as these innovations were applied to the battlefield. Detailing the four-year evolution of warfare from General Irvin McDowell's first tentative efforts to Lee's and Grant's final exertions at Petersburg, the author examines tactical variation due to regional differences and the distinctive circumstances of each campaign: the methods used in the eastern theater versus those in the west; the confused fighting in the wilderness; the "trench" warfare at Vicksburg; and the techniques used in other famous battles, like Gettysburg and Antietam. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 752 pages; 18612

Title: The Bloody Crucible Of Courage Fighting Methods and Combat Experience of the Civil War

Author Name: Nosworthy, Brent

Categories: US Civil War,

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Publisher: NY, Carroll & Graf Publishers: 2003

ISBN Number: 0786711477

ISBN Number 13: 9780786711475

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 18612

Keywords: History Americana MILITARY,