What was the effect of new technology on fighting tactics during the Civil War?
One would think the effect of the invention and mass production of the breech-loading rifle, the Gatling Gun, long range artillery and canister, and ironclad ships would have had more effect than it did. Mainly it led to higher casualties, but no obvious or major change in unit tactics.
It is often said that "technology was ahead of the tactics" in the Civil War, which is undoubtedly true. The entire US economy and industry in both sectors of the country was organized...
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