The Resource American Civil War Railroad Tactics, Robert F Hodges

American Civil War Railroad Tactics, Robert F Hodges

Label
American Civil War Railroad Tactics
Title
American Civil War Railroad Tactics
Statement of responsibility
Robert F Hodges
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The American Civil War was the world's first full-blown 'railroad war'. The well-developed network in the North was of great importance in serving the Union army's logistic needs over long distances, and the sparser resources of the South were proportionately even more important. Both sides invested great efforts in raiding and wrecking enemy railroads and defending and repairing their own, and battles often revolved around strategic rail junctions. Robert Hodges reveals the thrilling chases and pitched battles that made the railroad so dangerous and resulted in a surprisingly high casualty rate. He describes the equipment and tactics used by both sides and the vital supporting elements - maintenance works, telegraph lines, fuel and water supplies, as well as garrisoned blockhouses to protect key points. Full-color illustrations bring the fast-paced action to life in this fascinating read; a must-have volume for both rail and Civil War enthusiasts
Title
American Civil War railroad tactics
Creator
Summary
Reveals the thrilling chases and pitched battles that made the railroad so dangerous during the Civil War, detailing the equipment and tactics used by both sides and the vital supporting elements--telegraph lines, garrisoned blockhouses, and more--in a book with full-color illustrations, maps, and diagrams. Original
Subject
Genre
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
330848
Cataloging source
B&T
Dewey number
973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
PerformerNote
Peter Dennis./
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Robert R. Hodges, Jr
Label
American Civil War Railroad Tactics, Robert F Hodges
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15226615
Edition
PBK
Isbn
9781846034527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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