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What did 19th century warfare experts believe would be the impact of the rifle musket in the US Civil War?

Military experts in the early half of the 19th century believed that the introduction of the rifle musket would have a serious impact in the US Civil War. The rifle musket had (MORE)

What was the view of Confederate General John Bell Hood on long distance rifle fire?

Confederate General John Bell Hood had heavy battlefield experience in the US Civil War. Based on his observations, he ordered his soldiers to not fire at Union troops from lo (MORE)

When was the first Tarzan book published?

'Tarzan of the Apes' was first published in a magazine in 1912. As a book, this first Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs, was published by the A.L. Burt Company in 1914.
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What was the US Civil War originally about?

For all practical purposes, the US Civil War was the result of the Republican, Abraham Lincoln, winning the 1860 US presidential election. As the Republican Party was founded (MORE)

What were the origins of the battlefield tactics used by US Civil War commanders?

US Civil War commanders relied on a system of linear tactics to form and maneuver their battlefield forces. The origins of that system were developed in Europe during the 1600 (MORE)

Why did the colonies depend on Europe for trade?

The early colonies in the Western Hemisphere depended on Europe for finished products. The Europeans benefited from the raw materials furnished by the colonies.
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What did Confederate cavalryman Fitzhugh Lee have in common with Union cavalryman William Averell?

Both Fitzhugh Lee and William Averell were close friends when they attended the USMA ( West Point) in the 1850's. They separated in 1861 at the start of the US Civil War. Fitz (MORE)

What costly miscalculation did Union General Hooker make in early May of 1863?

Just prior to the Battle of Chancellorsville in May of 1863, Major General Joseph Hooker made a series miscalculation concerning the intent of Confederate General Stonewall Ja (MORE)

What mistakes did General Hooker make before and after the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863?

General Hooker actually got off to a good start, positioning his troops in good order, and outnumbering Lee nearly two to one, was set to smash the Confederates. But, Lee se (MORE)

What were the problems of the US after the US Civil War?

One of the problems facing the US was the question of what to do with the leaders of the Confederacy. Another issue was that of protecting black voting/citizen rights. After (MORE)