Confederate Infantryman 1861–65

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Confederate Infantryman 1861–65

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The American Civil War (1861-1865) was predominantly an infantryman's war. Artillery had improved substantially since 1815 and guns could inflict murderous losses if they had a clear field of fire. But most Civil War battlefields were characterised by sprawling forests and broken ground. Cavalry were important for reconnaissance, raiding and rearguard actions but there was little scope for sabre charges in the grand old manner when infantrymen armed with muzzle-loading rifles could face such tactics with confidence. Ultimately, the Confederacy's survival as a nation would largely depend on the fighting ability of its 642 infantry regiments.

Table of Contents

Historical Background · Chronology · Recruitment · Appearance · Equipment · Weapons · Training · Tactics · Typical Engagements · Fighting Spirit · Pat Cleburne's Career · Logistics

Product details

Published Nov 25 1993
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781855324015
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 54 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 6
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gerry Embleton

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