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Mars Gets New Chariots addresses how, after being absent for centuries, fighting vehicles returned to modern warfare. While much of their work was utilitarian, their missions ranged from stealthy reconnaissance to close combat. Riding humble handcars or powerful locomotives and trains, Federals and Confederates alike exploited these new war chariots' speed, mobility, and firepower in the Railroad War, a struggle for vital logistical arteries. Other railborne vehicles fought in combat ranging from skirmishes to set-piece battles.
|Publication Date||November 16, 2006|
|Primary Category||History/Military - United States|