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Spotsylvania County Museum Presents - The Cutting Edge - French Influences in the U.S. Civil War

The Cutting Edge: French Influences in the U.S. Civil War

In the wake of the nation's newly-won independence, the U.S. Army was left directionless in an early time of turmoil. America would look to France and the developments in doctrine and technology it ushered in during Napoleon Bonaparte's wars against the Coalition and in the decades after.

By the time of the Civil War, how did these French aspirations hold up?

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