By Robert R. Hodges Jr., Peter Dennis
The yankee Civil conflict was once the world's first full-blown 'railroad war'. The well-developed community within the North used to be of significant significance in serving the Union army's logistic wishes over lengthy distances, and the sparser assets of the South have been proportionately much more vital. each side invested nice efforts in raiding and wrecking enemy railroads and protecting and repairing their very own, and battles frequently revolved round strategic rail junctions. Robert Hodges unearths the exciting chases and pitched battles that made the railroad so harmful and led to a shockingly excessive casualty price. He describes the gear and strategies utilized by either side and the important aiding parts - upkeep works, telegraph traces, gas and water offers, in addition to garrisoned blockhouses to guard key issues. Full-color illustrations convey the fast paced motion to lifestyles during this attention-grabbing learn; essential quantity for either rail and Civil warfare lovers.
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During a battle, doctors established field hospitals just out of range of enemy artillery. In theory, the wounded were carried back to the field hospitals for immediate treatment, and from there they were sent by horsedrawn ambulance and commissary wagons to an evacuation or "wayside" hospital on a railroad line, usually close enough to the rail station that the wounded could be transferred by litter (stretcher). Trains transported the wounded to general hospitals in Richmond, Lynchburg, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and many other locations North and South.
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American Civil War Railroad Tactics (Elite 171) by Robert R. Hodges Jr., Peter Dennis