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Author Nosworthy, Brent.

Title The bloody crucible of courage : fighting methods and combat experience of the Civil War / Brent Nosworthy
Edition First Carroll and Graf edition
Published New York : Carroll & Graf ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2003

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Description xiv, 752 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Is the study of fighting methods meaningful? -- Advances in small arms, 1830-59 -- Developments in tactical doctrine, 1843-59 -- Artillery prior to the Civil War -- The reaction of the American military to European developments -- The development of the Ironclad, 1810-61 -- The crisis erupts -- The initial training effort -- Artillery and Ironclads at the beginning of the war -- Arming the infantry -- Unpreparedness : Bull Run and its aftermath -- The reality of the battlefield -- Life during the campaign -- The psychological basis of tactics -- Infantry doctrine -- Cavalry : the beginning -- Fighting in the West -- Irregular troops and guerrilla warfare -- River and coastal warfare -- Developments during the war -- Grand tactice during the Civil War -- American artillery doctrine -- Artillery in practice -- Artillery developments during the war -- Cavalry developments during the war -- Field fortifications -- Fighting in the wilderness -- The appearance of hasty entrenchments -- The advent of trench warfare -- The effectiveness of the rifle musket -- The bayonet : myth and utility -- Breechloaders and repeaters : the debate continues -- Tactical developments in European warfare, 1859-17 -- Conclusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [711]-728) and index
Subject United States. Army -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army -- Drill and tactics -- History -- 19th century.
United States. Army -- Weapons systems -- History -- 19th century.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Weapons systems.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Drill and tactics.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
LC no. 2004271027
ISBN 0786711477