Crossing the Deadly Ground: United States Army Tactics, 1865-1899

Crossing the Deadly Ground United States Army Tactics Weapons improved rapidly after the Civil War raising difficult questions about the battle tactics employed by the United States Army The most fundamental problem was the dominance of the tactical def

  • Title: Crossing the Deadly Ground: United States Army Tactics, 1865-1899
  • Author: Perry D. Jamieson
  • ISBN: 9780817307608
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Weapons improved rapidly after the Civil War, raising difficult questions about the battle tactics employed by the United States Army The most fundamental problem was the dominance of the tactical defensive, when defenders protected by fieldworks could deliver deadly fire from rifles and artillery against attackers advancing in close ordered lines The vulnerability of thWeapons improved rapidly after the Civil War, raising difficult questions about the battle tactics employed by the United States Army The most fundamental problem was the dominance of the tactical defensive, when defenders protected by fieldworks could deliver deadly fire from rifles and artillery against attackers advancing in close ordered lines The vulnerability of these offensive forces as they crossed the so called deadly ground in front of defensive positions was even greater with the improvement of armaments after the Civil War.

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    1. Perry Jamieson examines the US military in the latter half of the 19th century through it's journey to overcome the increased lethality of defensive positions. He primarily examines the doctrinal dilemma of attacking superior defensive positions. He does not go into much detail about campaigns during this period. Some knowledge of America's military action on the frontier, the Spanish American war, and Philippines war is needed before reading this book. Overall this was an outstanding work but i [...]

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