Trains at War

Here’s the episode of Civil War Journal that covered the use of trains in the Civil War.

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  1. Bob Nelson · · Reply

    Interesting, although I think your post — https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/railroads-and-the-civil-war/ — was much better. “Civil War Journal” was an attempt by the History Channel to capitalize on the success of Ken Burns’ “Civil War,” which ran on PBS (1990). It and others in the same genre largely fell flat and CWJ only ran for one season (1993). How young all those guys look now, some 20 years later! Nice to see Grenville Dodge get some credit. Most CW buffs will not remember the role he played in maintaining the railroad between Chattanooga and Atlanta during Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign. Or the fact that Dodge selected the eastern terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad (Council Bluff, IA).

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