Some interesting facts about the Civil War

Kentuckiana Genealogy: Interesting Stories: Some interesting facts about the Civil War
By Board Administration (Admin) ( on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 09:00 pm:

"Firsts" of the Civil War:

The Civil War was the first war in which:

1. Railroads were used for movement of military supplies and large bodies of troops.

2. Aerial reconnaissance was first effectively used from anchored balloons in military operations.

3. The electric telegraph was used in the control of military operations and in the control of directions of troops in battle.

4. A multi-manned submarine sank a surface vessel.

5. Naval torpedoes were widely used.

6. Medical care of the wounded was organized.

7. people, sites and battles were photographed.

8. Voting by soldiers and sailors in service was provided for by national laws.

9. Rifled artillery came into general use.

10. Mobile railroad artillery was used.

11. The Medal of Honor was awarded.

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