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A Matter of Tactics

The trench-eye view of Civil War tactics has evolved considerably over the past 25+ years. Most notably, the whole question of rifled muskets, engagement ranges, and training has received intense revision and renewed scrutiny—a debate which has added considerable depth … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Arms

As the victorious Union army began to muster out at the close of the war, veterans now faced the task of assimilating back into civilian life. But what of the weapons they faithfully carried? On May 29, 1865, Lieutenant General … Continue reading

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