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The United States Civil War saw the first use of railways for military purposes and tactics that have repeated ever since, supply, destruction of supply, and mounting artillery on rail.

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   This Union mortar was a typical use. Designed to be pushed in front of a locomotive. Crew shielding was improvised from available material.

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   It shares with itís heavier cousins in later wars the need for a massive under frame and a limited traverse.

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   From Library of Congress photo LC-B811- 1171. Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.

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   The war was also saw the first attempts of disrupting the enemies supply lines. This tactic was particularly used by the confederate forces who by comparison used the rail lines less than the Union forces. Small parties could easily remove a few rails or burn a few ties crippling a rail line. Much of the southern rail was ripped up to provide iron for armor and other uses.


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that is awesome. ur one of my favorite builders
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  January 29, 2010
Nice. I like the old pic too.
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  May 20, 2009
Looks pretty good, and a lot like the real thing in the photo. Check out my Gettysburg Seminary building if you get the chance.
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  April 16, 2009
i made the general (a civil war train that survived the civil war) and im ganna use this moc for a science project...(could trains back then stand more pressure then todays trains?)
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