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 Posted: Sat Jun 6th, 2009 09:15 pm
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Are there books that describe how these tactics were employed?  How larger units were trained to perform those specific tactics, and just as importantly how to defend against them?

From most of what I've read it seems clear that the South was always at a material strategic disadvantage, yet because of effective tactics was able to resist for as long as they did.

Similarly, in several major battles the Union missed victory due to failure to employ effective tactics, or maintain tactical initiative despite temporary setbacks.

What I'd like to read or explore is authoritative discussion of this type of topic.  I believe a better understanding of this issue would make a lot of things more clear about how the Civil War developed.

Anyone who has comments on the subject or suggestions on source material your comments would be appreciated.  regards,

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