Mr. Lincoln's high-tech war : how the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, ironclads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil War / Thomas B. Allen & Roger MacBride Allen.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 140-142) and index.
Spirit of invention -- 1850-1860: Nation moving toward civil war -- Lincoln's secret train -- Lincoln takes command -- Anaconda plan -- Learning war -- Riding the winds of battle -- Ironclads -- Summer 1862-Spring 1863: Lincoln searches for a general -- Runners & raiders -- Old war, new war -- Slow march to rapid fire -- Homemade navy -- Rails & wires at war -- November 1863-August 1864: Stalemate East & West -- Total war -- Legacy beyond the battlefield.
SLJ Feb 2009
VOYA 2009 no. 1
Reveals how President Lincoln's appreciation for the power of technology played a critical role in the North's Civil War victory over the less developed South, and discusses the specific technologies used by the North in the war.