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By Ted Ballard

The U. S. military has lengthy used the workers journey as a device for pro improvement, conveying the teachings of the earlier to modern infantrymen. In 1906 Maj. Eben fast took twelve officer-students from castle Leavenworths basic carrier and employees college to the Chickamauga battlefield at the Armys first respectable employees trip. because that point military educators have hired employees rides to supply officials a greater realizing of earlier army operations, of the vagaries of warfare, and of army making plans. A employees journey to a suitable battlefield may also liven up a devices esprit de corps-a consistent target in peacetime or warfare.

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Surviving letters, diaries, and unit histories indicate that portions of at least five brigades marched to Hanover, where they began their journey by freight car. (One exception was the Forty-eighth Alabama Infantry. ) Sims’s plan called for the Richmond & Petersburg and the Petersburg Railroad to carry the men from the capital to Hicksford Junction, Virginia, or Weldon, North Carolina. Units in the  Rebels Ride the Rails former group would then veer southwest through Raleigh, Charlotte, and Columbia, a total distance of  miles.

On  September. They left from Manchester twentyfour hours later. ” The regiment reached Petersburg at dusk on the eleventh but did not leave until the next afternoon or evening. . After stopping at Goldsboro long enough to eat, they arrived in Wilmington that evening. There the wait was nearly  Rebels Ride the Rails twenty-four hours. At : on the evening of the fourteenth the men received orders to report to the wharf to take a boat across the Cape Fear River. No boat arrived, so at daylight the men marched back to their barracks, only to return at noon, cross the river, and depart by rail for Charleston.

S. House of Representatives and a former president of the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad. He went about his task energetically, working to break military commanders of the habit of using freight cars as storehouses and trying to get the lines to cooperate in lending each other sorely needed rolling stock. He had no real authority, however, and found scant support from a Confederate government fearful of alienating the states and their railroads.  It is perhaps telling that the position went unfilled until November , when William M.

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