Warhorses of the U.S. Civil War

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History Today
Vol. 55, no. 12 (December 2005), p. 10-17

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Historians have often stressed the modernity of America's Civil War. The rifled-musket, the iron-clad warship, telegraphs and railroads have been heralded as revolutionary developments in its conduct. Yet Gervase Phillips argues that the dependence on often weary, sickly horses on both sides in the war, and the failure to manage their use and welfare had a significant impact on the development, and final outcome of, the struggle between North and South