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Attack and Die: Civil War Military Tactics…

Attack and Die: Civil War Military Tactics and the Southern Heritage

by Grady McWhiney

Other authors: Perry D. Jamieson (Photographer)

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A rather dry book which reads more like a term paper then a published work. The author is making the argument that the tactical offensive tactics learned by the Confederate leadership during the Mexican war lead to the disasterous attacks and the tactics learned failed to take into account the improved weaponry.

To an extent this is a valid critisism of both sides. The last chapter "The Rebels Are Barbarians" though in which the author refers to southerners as "hospitable, generous, frank, wasteful, lazy, lawless" and Yankees as more disiplined, intelligent etc...reveals the bias of the author and invalidates much of his argument.

Not a good book. ( )
  dswaddell | Oct 31, 2013 |
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