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Sinews of war : how technology, industry, and transportation won the Civil War

Author: Benjamin Bacon
Publisher: Novato, CA : Presidio, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who were the men whose job it was to move the soldiers, munitions, and supplies where they needed to go, and how did they do it? Now for the first time in the popular literature of the Civil War comes a book that specifically probes the surprisingly fascinating subject of how logistics won the war. In Sinews of War: How Technology, Industry, and Transportation Won the Civil War, Benjamin W. Bacon unravels the story  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bacon, Benjamin, 1931-
Sinews of war.
Novato, CA : Presidio, ©1997
(OCoLC)608167120
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Bacon
ISBN: 0891416269 9780891416265
OCLC Number: 36219317
Description: xiv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ben Butler severs the Gordian knot --
We are coming, Father Abraham --
Flag Officer Farragut wins his Admiral's stars --
General McClellan's modest proposal --
General Burnside and the wayward pontoons --
All roads and rivers lead to Vicksburg --
We won't starve, thanks to the cracker line --
Colonel Bailey had a trick or two up his sleeve --
Cleaning up after Bedford Forrest --
If we cross the James, victory is on the other side --
"Get down, you damn fool, before you get shot!" --
We look like men of war --
That's when I knew we were beaten --
No such army since the days of Julius Caesar --
Epilogue: Last stream boat north, last train to Springfield.
Responsibility: Benjamin W. Bacon.

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Sinews of War probes the character of the war economy that enabled Lincoln to beat the struggling Confederates and examines the military implications for the armies in the field. This is a reference  Read more...

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