Monday Sep 25, 2023

066 - Waging War: Strategy, Tactics, Arms and Technology in the American Civil War


About this episode: 

This time around, a different delivery, a different approach. Rather than anecdotes and stories from a biography, battle or campaign, this time a series of facts, figures, theories and themes that set the stage for waging civil war. This session: Strategy, Tactics, Arms and Technology - a basis for understanding why our civil conflict was so long and so costly.


Some Characters Mentioned In This Episode:

Antoine-Henri Jomini

Carl von Clausewitz

Winfield Scott

Dennis Hart Mahan

Claude-Étienne Minié

William J. Hardee


For Further Reading:


Battle Tactics of the Civil War by Paddy Griffith



The Civil War Dictionary by Mark M. Boatner III


Get The Guide:

Want to learn more about the Civil War? A great place to start is Fred's guide, The Civil War: A History of the War between the States from Workman Publishing. The guide is in its 9th printing.


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Producer: Dan Irving

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