By Blair Howard
This rivetting e-book, the sequel to "Battlefield of the Civil battle 1," will take you on a journey again via time to the poor days while males fought and died for motives they by no means rather understood.
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William Lloyd Garrison had been publishing The Liberator, a newspaper dedicated to the abolition of slavery, for 25 years and the North, once largely indifferent to the fate of slaves, had been well and truly converted to the cause of abolition. But the differences between the North and South went much deeper. The slave-owning aristocracy in the South not only enjoyed an economic advantage, they also felt a "class-superiority'' over the predominantly blue-collar society in the North. So, while slavery was by now a driving issue, the quarrel was in fact a political and constitutional one.
Each company was divided into four squads, each commanded by a sergeant. " The regiment was the unit for which the soldier of the Civil War lived and died. It was how he identified himself and was the source of great pride. A regiment was commanded by a full colonel assisted by a lieutenant colonel and a major and was, theoretically, made up of 10 companies, each with three officers. Artillery and cavalry regiments were larger, composed of 12 companies. '' Brigades usually numbered anywhere from 2,000 to 3,500 men and would be made up of four to eight regiments.
It, too, was pulled by a team of six horses and three drivers. A typical Confederate artillery battery would be outfitted with four six-pounder guns and two 12-pounder field howitzers. The average Union battery consisted of four guns, all of the same caliber. A battery would be commanded by a captain of artillery and each section of the battery (two guns) would be in the charge of a lieutenant. Cavalry The romantic concept of the dashing cavalryman charging into battle, the reins between his teeth, a pistol in one hand and a sword in the other is largely a myth.