Crossing the deadly ground : United States Army tactics, 1865-1899 /

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Author / Creator: Jamieson, Perry D.
Format: Book
Imprint: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [1994]

Attempts to answer difficult questions about battle tactics employed by the United States Army

Weapons improved rapidly after the Civil War, raising difficult questions about the battle tactics employed by the United States Army. The most fundamental problem was the dominance of the tactical defensive, when defenders protected by fieldworks could deliver deadly fire from rifles and artillery against attackers advancing in close-ordered lines. The vulnerability of these offensive forces as they crossed the so-called "deadly ground" in front of defensive positions was even greater with the improvement of armaments after the Civil War.

Physical Description:xiv, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-220) and index.
Author Notes:

Perry D. Jamieson is a historian for the United States Air Force. He is the coauthor, with Grady McWhiney, of Attack and Die: Civil War Military Tactics and the Southern Heritage.