Fri Jul 27 14:03:09 2001
One thought that might help justify that assumption is that rifled artillery and small arms forced tactics to change from the old Napoleonic tactics of lining up and marching into the face of the enemy across an open field, as had been taught and utilized for years previous. Rifled weapons greatly increased rge range. Also, repeating weapons also helped make this tactic obsolete. This war saw much experimentation in weapons technology. On the naval side, it was the first war where a submarine (CSS Hunley) was used to sink an enemy ship, and the development of ironclads.
GPurvis, Fri Jul 27 16:14