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By Robert R. Hodges Jr., Peter Dennis

The yank Civil struggle used to be the world's first full-blown 'railroad war'. The well-developed community within the North used to be of significant value in serving the Union army's logistic wishes over lengthy distances, and the sparser assets of the South have been proportionately much more very important. each side invested nice efforts in raiding and wrecking enemy railroads and protecting and repairing their very own, and battles usually revolved round strategic rail junctions. Robert Hodges finds the exciting chases and pitched battles that made the railroad so harmful and ended in a shockingly excessive casualty cost. He describes the gear and strategies utilized by each side and the very important aiding parts - upkeep works, telegraph strains, gas and water provides, in addition to garrisoned blockhouses to guard key issues. Full-color illustrations carry the fast paced motion to existence during this attention-grabbing learn; a must have quantity for either rail and Civil warfare fanatics.

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Note the rubber bands secured at varying levels on the support posts, allowing the litters to shift in transit without touching the ones directly behind or in front of them. (LC) 57 proficient Chief Medical Director for the Army of Tennessee, noticed that someone under his command had placed the wounded in commissary wagons filled to the brim with pine-tops and covered with a blanket; as it turned out, this simple improvement on the straw method provided a more comfortable way of evacuating the wounded than anything offered by the latest technology in wagon springs.

Some of the hospitals were set up in i ling hud IllIg \ 11111 11111 relied on tents, new construction, or any combinati n lh . till ". 111 I of days. In 1864 the Flewellen Hospital spent five month in Barn' dl', ~I weeks in Opelika, nine days in Mobile, and two days in Corinth. Kate Cumming, who worked as a matron under Stout's jurisdiction, I ft an excellent diary describing her experiences with the Confederate mobile army hospitals. On her journey from Cherokee Springs to Newnan, GA, she remarked that there were too many trains to count.

Till ". 111 I of days. In 1864 the Flewellen Hospital spent five month in Barn' dl', ~I weeks in Opelika, nine days in Mobile, and two days in Corinth. Kate Cumming, who worked as a matron under Stout's jurisdiction, I ft an excellent diary describing her experiences with the Confederate mobile army hospitals. On her journey from Cherokee Springs to Newnan, GA, she remarked that there were too many trains to count. She compared the hospital movements to a contra dance, where the head couple has to jump to the foot, and she noticed that when the hospitals were ordered to pack up and leave it usually meant that the entire army was about to evacuate that sector.

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