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Mr. Contipodero American Civil War.  1861 ◦ Americans didn’t know of war ◦ War of 1812 (episode) ◦ War with Mexico (disconnected)  Ready to enlist after.

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1 Mr. Contipodero American Civil War

2  1861 ◦ Americans didn’t know of war ◦ War of 1812 (episode) ◦ War with Mexico (disconnected)  Ready to enlist after Fort Sumter

3  North ◦ Private clubs ◦ Recruit admitted only if accepted ◦ Fist fights happened  South ◦ Recruit enlist as a Private ◦ Could challenge officer to a duel

4  Prussian General von Moltke ◦ No reason to study ACW ◦ Fought by Armed mobs  ACW soldiers ◦ Saluted and said, “Sir” ◦ Not about snap and precision

5  How to get into formation for fighting  Hold a musket  Proper etiquette with officers  Not a lot of target practice

6  Smoothbores ◦ Old guns widely used in the Civil War ◦ Not very accurate ◦ Troops would attack each other up close  Rifled Guns ◦ Much more accurate ◦ Didn’t have to charge as much

7  Not used often in the war for fighting  More on scouting

8  Confederate advantage  Nathan Bedford Forrest ◦ Exceptional cavalry member ◦ “…there would never be peace in western Tennessee until Forrest was dead.”  William Sherman, p. 152

9  Union ◦ 2,900,000  1,500,000 3-year enlistments ◦ 359,000 dead in ACW  Confederates ◦ 1,300,000  1,000,000 3-year enlistments ◦ 258,000 dead in ACW


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