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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2008 10:15 pm
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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned it yet.  One of the most important differences was in their weapons.  While the Confederate cavalry used carbines, some of which were breech loading, the Federals, more often than not, used repeating rifles.  This gave them a significant advantage over their Confederate counterparts, especially in the last two years of the war.

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