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Technology and the Civil War (The Civil War:…

Technology and the Civil War (The Civil War: a Nation Divided)

by Tim McNeese

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I've always been interested in the use of technology in warfare, and the American Civil War is one of those wars where technology catches up to human inventiveness. Great advancements from a military, medical and scientific standpoint took place. This book gives a general understanding of these advancements and gives specific case studies. It is clear, to the point and easy to understand.

Being half English and half Australian, it also made me wonder whether or not World War I would have been slightly different, had the British originally looked to Civil War technologies and methodologies of what worked and what did not work when waging war in the early 20th century. ( )
  KatiaMDavis | Dec 19, 2017 |
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During the Civil War, both sides experimented with developing technologies. Exploding shells, hot air balloons, anesthesia, land mines, submarines, and the telegraph are a few of the unique technologies that Union and Confederate leaders used in their struggle to win the war.… (more)

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