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Compared with generals or even foot soldiers, relatively little is known about the role played by engineers during the Civil War. This first study of Confederate engineering in more than forty years combines biography with a comprehensive overview of the profession to present the life and accomplishments of one talented individual. >Wampler's experiences spanned the range of activities undertaken by a Civil War engineer, and by midway through the conflict he had worked on engineering projects in eight of the Confederate states, as well as Maryland and Kentucky. While his specialty was…mehr

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Compared with generals or even foot soldiers, relatively little is known about the role played by engineers during the Civil War. This first study of Confederate engineering in more than forty years combines biography with a comprehensive overview of the profession to present the life and accomplishments of one talented individual. >Wampler's experiences spanned the range of activities undertaken by a Civil War engineer, and by midway through the conflict he had worked on engineering projects in eight of the Confederate states, as well as Maryland and Kentucky. While his specialty was cartography, he also built and repaired earthen works, laid out and prepared hasty defensive positions, conducted reconnaissance, reconstructed bridges, and mended railway lines and routes of march. >By focusing on a staff engineer, the narrative provides a fresh perspective on the conduct of military operations during the Civil War. In telling this story, the author never loses sight of the human dimension of an ordinary man confronting the challenges of extraordinary times. The Author: George G. Kundahl is a retired major general in the U.S. Army. He served as executive director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1981-1990, and as a principal deputy assistant secretary of defense, 1990-1993. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Alabama.
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The Author: George G. Kundahl is a retired major general in the U.S. Army. He served as executive director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1981-1990, and as a principal deputy assistant secretary of defense, 1990-1993. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Alabama.