Weapons of the Civil War By Matthew Kent, North Carolina State University, War is a driving force behind innovation and invention, and every change or advancement in weapons technology impacts the tactics and the style of warfare utilized at the time. Due to new artillery and small arms weapons, the phalanx style of fighting troops staying and moving together in formation familiar in the Revolutionary War and the early part of the Civil War gradually gave way to the trench style warfare common in WWI. The changes in military tactics, however, were not confined to land: A large part of the soldier ideal of the time included an edged weapon of some sort, usually a saber.
Though now tarnished with the passage of time, the inscription is clearly legible. Her involvement with the presentation of a new flag to Company A on May 28, is detailed in Annals of the 10th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers in the Rebellion.
Some of the highlights from the text concerning Mrs. Bigelow and the flag as follows: Bigelow, who was to present them with a flag. Bigelow, have prompted her to present you this beautiful and suggestive testimonial. The staff had a silver plate, with appropriate inscription, and surmounted with a golden ball and American Eagle, with a couple of bullion tassels hanging therefrom.
Artemas Bigelow, the donor of the beautiful flag of the company. Bigelow are mentioned again upon the muster out of those remaining survivors of Company A; unfortunately no mention is made of what became of the flag itself. Bigelow are both buried in Mahalwe Cemetery in Great Barrington.
Briggs, a Pittsfield officer who had commanded a company in the 8th Regt. The regiment was mustered into the service June 21, Andrew, and on the 15th received its colors presented by the ladies of Springfield. Arriving at the capital on the 28th, it first encamped at Kalorama Heights, Georgetown, where it remained until August 6, when it was brigaded with the 7th Mass.
Couch, formerly commander of the 7th Mass. On March 27,the regiment left Washington by boat for Hampton Roads. Recalled from Harrison's Landing the last of August, on Sept. Pope's army at Chain Bridge on the following day. Early in May,it took part in the operations of the 6th Corps near Fredericksburg in cooperation with Hooker's flank movement to Chancellorsville.
Eustis, now became commander of the brigade.
The 10th participated with the rest of the 6th Corps in the Gettysburg campaign, suffering only slight loss. Colonel Parsons now commanded the regiment. On the first day of the battle of the Wilderness, May 5,Getty's Division, detached from its corps, held the crossing of the Plank and Brock roads and performed most gallant service, the 10th suffering severe loss.
After participating with slight loss in the operations around Cold Harbor, the regiment crossed the James River, June 16, and advanced toward Petersburg, being engaged for the last time June 18 with slight loss.Author Charles Frazier has turned a Civil War tale of a Confederate soldier into a best-selling book and blockbuster movie, Cold Mountain.
The protagonist of the story is a man named Inman, who served with the Confederate army during the Civil War. "To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies — all this is indispensably necessary.".
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