Book Civil War special forces : the elite and distinct fighting units of the Union and Confederate Armies / Robert P. Broadwater.
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Call Number E468.9 .B76 2014
Media class: Book
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger
ISBN: 9781440830570 1440830576
Extent: xi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"The book showcases novel weapons and unorthodox strategies, including machine gunners, rocket battalions, chemical corps, the Union balloon corps, and the Confederate submarine service, all of which harnessed new technologies and were forerunners of the modern military. Chapters also cover archaic special forces, such as lancers and pikemen"--Dust jacket.
The Zouaves -- The Lancers -- The pikemen -- Horse artillery -- The machine gunners -- The rocket battalion -- The Chemical Corps -- Light divisions -- The Balloon Corps -- The Signal Corps -- Snipers and sharpshooters -- The Ambulance Corps -- Partisan Rangers -- Scouts and spies -- The marines -- Sappers and miners -- Junior reserves -- Senior reserves -- The submariners -- The ironclads -- The women -- The U.S. Colored Troops -- The Native Americans -- Summation of combat efficiency.