A digital image is needed for this website of the Shenandoah Valley taken from
Signal Knob at the north end of Massanutten Mountain. That's the left peak
in this photo taken from down below.
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Civil War Guns
There was an immense production of
guns for the Civil War
plus imports. Civil War ushered in the era of the breechloader in military
service, especially the cavalry carbines.
Technology in the Civil War
One of the awful things about warfare is the scientific and creative genius
that comes forth in a war, and the worse the war, the more development in other
areas. Medical use of anesthetics was prominent development in the
American Civil War. There were so many new technologies before or during the American Civil War
that it became the new textbook standard for many European Military Academies.
The railroad enabled putting larger armies into the field and keeping them there
longer then ever before. The common soldier’s musket was so much more accurate
and faster to load causing the wide spread adoption of defensive trench warfare.
More on Technology
in the American Civil War
Shenandoah Valley in the Civil War
As we have been asked for more details on the Civil War in the Shenandoah
Valley as the setting of the book we are writing, here is the
Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley.
Return to source at
Civil War Guns.