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 Posted: Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 02:52 pm
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My 'favorite" part is the technology gains made during the war. It's facinating to see what some of the solutions were to the problems encountered. While Rube Goldberg would have been proud of some of the attempts, given the expanding knowledge base of the day it's amazing at what was accopmlished.
The Civil War saw many technological firsts, armored warships, an air war of sorts, rail transportation, multi firing weapons, and the first operationaly successful submarine are only a few advances that are noteworthy.
Medical care was improved with new techniques and equipment, as well as communications. The list is long, and it's this area that on the whole that I find most interesting.
Sure I enjoy unit histories, individual action accounts and the like, but overall for me it's the technology.


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