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Attack and die : Civil War military tactics and the Southern heritage / Grady McWhiney and Perry D. Jamieson.

; Jamieson, Perry D
Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, [1982] .
ISBN 0817302298, 9780817300739, 9780817302290, 0817300732

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Other Authors Jamieson, Perry D.
Subjects Confederate States of America. Army -- History.
Confederate States of America. Army.
Geschichte (1861-1865)
Military campaigns.
USA -- Südstaaten.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
United States.
Description xv, 209 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-201) and index.
Summary Why did the Confederacy lose so many men? The authors contend that the Confederates bled themselves nearly to death in the first three years of the war by undertaking costly attacks. Offensive tactics, which had been used successfully by Americans in the Mexican War, were much less effective in the 1860s because an improved weapon--the rifle--had given increased strength to the defenders.
Contents It was not war-it was murder -- The charge decided the victory -- The weapon of the brave -- The new rifle can stop the advance -- A change of tactics is absolutely necessary -- Fieldworks were assaulted but rarely carried -- Desperate valor -- Grandeur the South could not afford -- Beyond the noise no great harm was done -- The cavalry was abruptly checked -- We dashed with sword and bayonet on the foe -- The rebels are barbarians.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Southern States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)123199262
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities McWhiney, Grady.
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