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West Pointers and the Civil War

Wayne Wei-Siang  Hsieh December 9, 2011

Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh, author of "West Pointers and the Civil War."

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"This is Gerry Prokopowicz, with Civil War Talk Radio,...

...everyone listening to the show knows the reason why casualties were so high during the Civil War. It was the invention of the rifled musket, the use of old-style Napoleonic tactics with new technology, that caused a blundering generation of officers to lead their men into endless bloodbaths from Shiloh to the Wilderness. Well, that is the old story. Revision takes its course. Today we will look at a new possibility for why the battles were so indecisive, so bloody and stalemated and what the officers in charge were doing and thought they were doing. The book we will look at is "West Pointers in the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace." The author Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh will be our guest today, on Civil War Talk Radio."

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