Saturday, December 7, 2013

How Technology Shaped the Civil War-- Part 1

From the September 7, 2012, Scientific American by James Marten. //// An unbelievable amount of carnage was caused during the war by tactics that failed to take into account the new breech-loading rifled muskets and artillery pieces. It was also a war where armored ships, railroad networks, submarines and reconnaissance balloons were used. The Civil War is often called the "First Modern War." //// Newspapers became tools of mass communication in the 1830s with the invention of the rotary press and steam powered printing. The 1840s saw the development of the telegraph. The Associated Press was founded in 1849. //// --Old Secesh

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