Rails To Oblivion: The Decline Of Confederate Railroads In The Civil War [Illustrated Edition]

Christopher R. Gabel


Rails To Oblivion: The Decline Of Confederate Railroads In The Civil War [Illustrated Edition]

Rails To Oblivion: The Decline Of Confederate Railroads In The Civil War [Illustrated Edition]

  • Title: Rails To Oblivion: The Decline Of Confederate Railroads In The Civil War [Illustrated Edition]
  • Author: Christopher R. Gabel
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Kindle Edition



Includes 2 charts, 7 maps, 7 figures and 5 Illustrations.Renowned Military Historian Dr Christopher Gabel charts the decline of the Confederate Railways system that was to spell ultimate doom to the outnumbered soldiers of the Southern states.Military professionals need always to recognize the centrality of logistics to military operations In this booklet, Dr ChristopherIncludes 2 charts, 7 maps, 7 figures and 5 Illustrations.Renowned Military Historian Dr Christopher Gabel charts the decline of the Confederate Railways system that was to spell ultimate doom to the outnumbered soldiers of the Southern states.Military professionals need always to recognize the centrality of logistics to military operations In this booklet, Dr Christopher R Gabel provides a companion piece to his Railroad Generalship which explores the same issues from the other side of the tracks, so to speak Rails to Oblivion shows that neither brilliant generals nor valiant soldiers can, in the long run, overcome the effects of a neglected and deteriorating logistics system Moreover, the cumulative effect of mundane factors such as metal fatigue, mechanical friction, and accidents in the civilian workplace can contribute significantly to the outcome of a war And no matter how good some thing or idea may look on paper, or how we delude ourselves, we and our soldiers must live with, and die in, reality War is a complex business This booklet explores some of the facets of war that often escape the notice of military officers, and as COL Jerry Morelock intimated in his foreword to Railroad Generalship, these facets decide who wins and who loses.


Recent Comments "Rails To Oblivion: The Decline Of Confederate Railroads In The Civil War [Illustrated Edition]"

A fine (if finite and typo-riddled) examination of why the Confederate Railroad fell apart during the Civil War, which can be summarized as follows: 1) The rail types weren't cohesive.2) The lines were designed to bring locations together rather that states.3) The Confederates were outnumbered by the Union and could not afford to spend time, money, or manpower building, maintaining, or defending the existing structures.


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