By Blair Howard
This rivetting publication, the sequel to "Battlefield of the Civil struggle 1," will take you on a journey again via time to the bad days while males fought and died for reasons they by no means relatively understood.
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Such a formation could deliver a formidable volley of fire, a virtual wall of death, and thus eliminated the need for good marksmanship. Away out in front of the line of battle would be the advance guardthe skirmish linea widespread screen of soldiers deployed in loose formation who protected the main body of the army and gave warning of the advancing enemy. They would engage the enemy, draw his fire, and thus establish his position so that the army commander could develop his strategy. It was an effective, though somewhat primitive, way of doing business.
He was opposed to slavery and secession, but he had been taught from his earliest years that his first allegiance was to the state that was his home, Virginia. 1st Rhode Island Infantry at the rail depot in Providence, April, 1861. Page 9 In March 1861 Lee was summoned to Washington. On leaving for that fateful meeting he told a friend that, "If Virginia stands by the old Union, so will I. " Lee spent more than three hours with General Winfield Scott, wrestling with his conscience and with the mighty problems now at hand.
The effect of such a weapon at close range was devastating. The cavalry of the Civil War on both sides produced some of the most romantic characters of the period. On the Confederate side, there was Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joseph Wheeler, and Jeb Stuart, and on the Union side George Armstrong Custer and Philip Sheridan, to name but a few. For most of the enlisted men, and for the officers too, whether they were a part of the infantry, artillery, or cavalry, there was nothing Page 22 romantic about the Civil War or what they did.
Battlefields of the Civil War: A Guide for Travellers, Vol. 2 by Blair Howard