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Mr. Lincoln's High-tech War

How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil War
Allen, Thomas B. (Book - 2009)
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Mr. Lincoln's High-tech War
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Lincoln knew that winning the war would take more than the same old strategies and maneuvers. It would require using technology to create new ways of waging war. Lincoln worked to make sure his soldiers and sailors had the best and latest hardware. By combining new tools with time-tested tactics, he helped revolutionize warfare.
Authors: Allen, Thomas B.
Title: Mr. Lincoln's high-tech war
how the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, ironclads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil War
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2009
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill., maps ; 21 x 25 cm
Contents: Spirit of invention
1850-1860: Nation moving toward civil war
Lincoln's secret train
Lincoln takes command
Anaconda plan
Learning war
Riding the winds of battle
Ironclads
Summer 1862-Spring 1863: Lincoln searches for a general
Runners & raiders
Old war, new war
Slow march to rapid fire
Homemade navy
Rails & wires at war
November 1863-August 1864: Stalemate East & West
Total war
Legacy beyond the battlefield
Summary: Lincoln knew that winning the war would take more than the same old strategies and maneuvers. It would require using technology to create new ways of waging war. Lincoln worked to make sure his soldiers and sailors had the best and latest hardware. By combining new tools with time-tested tactics, he helped revolutionize warfare.
Additional Contributors: Allen, Roger MacBride
ISBN: 1426303793
9781426303791
Branch Call Number: 973.73 Al
Statement of Responsibility: Thomas B. Allen & Roger MacBride Allen
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-142) and index
Subject Headings: United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Technology Technology History 19th century United States. Army History Civil War, 1861-1865 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Topical Term: Technology
LCCN: 2008024546
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