Osprey Elite 171 American Civil War Railroad Tactics
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Автор: Robert R. Hodges Jr.
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Размер: 29.7 MB
The American Civil War was the world's first full-blown 'railroad war'.
The well-developed network in the North was of great importance in serving the
Union armies' logistic needs over long distances, and the sparser resources of
the South were proportionately even more important. Both sides invested great
efforts in raiding and wrecking enemy railroads and defending and repairing
their own, and battles often revolved around strategic rail junctions. Robert
Hodges reveals the thrilling chases and pitched battles that made the railroad
so dangerous and resulted in a surprisingly high casualty rate. He describes the
equipment and tactics used by both sides and the vital supporting elements -
maintenance works, telegraph lines, fuel and water supplies, as well as
garrisoned blockhouses to protect key points. Full-colour illustrations bring
the fast-paced action to life in this fascinating read; a must-have volume for
rail and Civil War enthusiasts.