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American Civil War Artillery Demonstration, Antietam National Park

American Civil War Artillery Demonstration, Antietam National Park

via posterous.com Excellent demonstration of how a gun crew handled artillery during the American Civil War can be seen below. Antietam Artillery Demonstration Ranger Mannie Gentile has become an excellent film maker. His blog, My year of living Rangerously, remains...
The Philippine War, 1899-1902

The Philippine War, 1899-1902

Brian McAllister Linn. The Philippine War, 1899-1902. Reprint. University Press of Kansas, 2000. Brian Linn recounts the military operations that took place between the opening months of 1899 and July 1902 in what some of his reviewers have labeled as the “definite...
The American Civil War and the Origins of Modern Warfare

The American Civil War and the Origins of Modern Warfare

Edward Hagerman. The American Civil War and the Origins of Modern Warfare: Ideas, Organization, and Field Command. Reprint. Indiana University Press, 1992. In this important work on tactical and strategic military history, Edward Hagerman posits that the American...
Technology in U. S. Military History  – 3

Technology in U. S. Military History – 3

This post continues on the theme introduced in post 1 here and continued in post 2 here. The growth in level of focus that the United States has placed on technology as manifested by the Vietnam War era cannot be stated better than by Andrew F. Krepinevich (The Army...
Technology in U.S. Military History – 1

Technology in U.S. Military History – 1

My current course on Studies in U. S. Military History (see courses page here) is drawing to a close. We have been examining the last of Millett and Maslowski’s major themes which is that “the United States has used increasingly sophisticated technology to...