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 Posted: Wed Jun 6th, 2012 05:24 pm
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borderuffian, I think he means "modern" in a strategic sense, not the tactical--that is living off the land, moving troops and supply by rail, and understanding the idea of attrition, etc. I don't think that is an especially accurate characterization since none of those things were particularly new (except perhaps the rail but that is a false comparison since the Confederate strategists were well ahead of the Federals on that account). Hope that helps.

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