Civil War Field Fortifications PDF Print E-mail

THE EFFECT OF EARTHEN FIELD FORTIFICATIONS  HAD ON THE CIVIL WAR AND OTHER TACTICS

April 5, 2009

This Article is a result of discussions on the NSD Forum between  Gfran64 (Greg) and myself plus a host of other members.

There's plenty to be learned about fortifing. Many battles in a litany of wars depended which side used fortifcation to their best advantage.  There are a number of types of fortification, this article is going to be about field fortifications, Primarilly about Entrenchment and Breastwork/parapets .  There is a long list of different types of fortifications, which can be discussed later.  Greg and I are still gathering research to develop this article.  Gettysburg had entrenchment,  breastworks/parapets, ect., which has piqued the interest of many in the Civil War community.and of course of anything in the near future.

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Review: Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War PDF Print E-mail

Review: Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War: A Complete Classification Guide and Illustrated History

March 19th, 2009 by Brett Schulte

 

e281afidentificationdiscsofunionsoldiersinthecivilwarmaierstahlMaier, Larry B. and Stahl, Joseph W. Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War: A Complete Classification Guide and Illustrated HistoryMcFarland (August 15, 2008). 222 pages, many illustrations, index. ISBN: 978-0786433100 $55.00 (Hardcover).

Did Civil War soldiers have dog tags?  Surprisingly, yes they did, and they are referred to today as “identification discs”.  In Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War: A Complete Classification Guide and Illustrated History, authors Larry Maier and Joseph Stahl set out to define what an identification disc is, to catalog the various types of identification discs used during the war, to provide some brief biographies of soldiers whose identification discs still exist today, and to discuss how to tell the authenticity of such discs when buying and selling them either in person or online.  In this profusely illustrated book they have fully succeeded in their efforts.

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Review: The 13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry C.S.A. PDF Print E-mail
Review: The 13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry C.S.A. by Mike Wadsworth

from TOCWOC - A Civil War Blog by Brett Schulte


This is the third of four reviews scheduled for Tuesdays in March.  Each review will cover one of the first four volumes of the South Carolina Regimental-Roster Set series from Broadfoot Publishing Company.  A significant portion of each review will show you how this particular volume compared to the others in the series in terms of regimental history length, amount of annotation, depth and print size of rosters, bibliography, illustrations, and maps.  I do this to show readers just how different each volume can be.  The South Carolina Regimental-Roster Set bears a striking external appearance to the H.E. Howard Virginia Regimental Histories series.  These books were, in fact designed as a South Carolina answer to the Virginia unit histories.  Broadfoot hopes to publish 50 volumes in this set, but that plan is dependent on how well these and subsequent books in the series sell.  If you are interested in seeing this entire series printed, I encourage you to pick up these volumes immediately rather than put off purchases until later.
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System Specs PDF Print E-mail

I have had many requests to define our minimum specs for SOWGB.  Although we do not have a final platform, we can print out what we are running and what we think they will be:

 

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