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What can a weaker army do to avoid losing a battle?

Much of the answer to how a weaker army can avoid a battlefield defeat was seen in the US Civil War. In many situations, a Confederate army found itself facing a larger Union (MORE)

What was one of the factors that helped George B. McClellan rise so quickly in the Union army?

When Jefferson Davis selected George B. McClellan to be an observer to the Crimean War, his record at West Point was certainly a factor. Besides the invention of a new horse s (MORE)

Militia act 1792?

In 1792, Congress passed the Uniform Militia Act, also known as the "calling forth" act, permitting the President to call out the militia to put down insurrections or rebell (MORE)

What was the political reason for having the Hardee manual on infantry tactics replaced by the Union's Casey manual?

William J. Hardee's manual on Infantry tactics had to be replaced. In this case by the so-called "Casey Manual. As the US Civil War began to find traction and armies were bein (MORE)

What did Henry W. Halleck and Professor Mahan believe about the two line infantry formation?

Both Henry W. Halleck and West Point Professor Dennis Mahan saw great value in the two line infantry formation. They were joined in their opinion about its use by military the (MORE)

What weapons were used by the Soviet Union during the Cold War?

During the Cold War, the USSR had a variety of weapons. In actual combat, for example in Afghanistan, the Soviet Union used semiautomatic rifles and machine guns. Also, tanks, (MORE)

When did George B McClellan die?

Former Union general and New Jersey governor, George B. McClellan died of a heart attack on October 29, 1885.
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What did George B. McClellan see as the value of the bayonet in battles?

In 1852, many years before George B. McClellan would become a key figure in the US Civil War, he had studied the value of this weapon from reading about its use in the Napoleo (MORE)

What were the basics of Professor Dennis Hart Mahan regarding a tactical offensive operation?

Although West Point Professor Dennis H. Mahan is most famous for his publications on fortifications and military defenses, he also publish books on tactical offensive operatio (MORE)

Who became president of the U.S. after John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963?

Vice President Lyndon Johnson became the US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He was sworn in on the airplane that brought the body of President (MORE)

What were three ways WW 2 affected American high school students?

WW 2 effected American high school students in many ways. Perhaps the three most evident ways were the following: 1. At age 18, students became aware that they might be draft (MORE)

What were the advantages that the Northern military had over the Southern military during the US Civil War?

1. The North had a huge amount of industry, and was their way of life unlike the south who were agriculture. 2. North had a 3X larger population (more troops, and more peopl (MORE)