Rocks and Rifles : The Influence of Geology on Combat and Tactics during the American Civil War

This book discusses the relationship between geology and fighting during the American Civil War. Terrain was largely determined by the underlying rocks and how the rocks weathered. This book explores the difference in rock type between multiple battlegrounds and how these rocks influenced the combat...

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Main Author: Hippensteel, Scott
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2019, 2019
Series:Advances in Military Geosciences
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book discusses the relationship between geology and fighting during the American Civil War. Terrain was largely determined by the underlying rocks and how the rocks weathered. This book explores the difference in rock type between multiple battlegrounds and how these rocks influenced the combat, tactics, and strategies employed by the soldiers and their commanding officers at different scales
Physical Description:X, 321 p. 144 illus., 105 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783030008772