Popular Misconceptions about Civil War Military History
Civil War Institute
This opening round table explored some of the most common popular misconceptions about Civil War military history, such as misunderstanding of the role of rifled muskets and defensive warfare, and minimization of the important role of logistics. Panelists and audience members also engaged in conversation about the role of movies in shaping popular understandings of the Civil War.
Guelzo, Allen C.; Hartwig, Scott; Hess, Earl; Harman, Troy; and Murray, Jennifer, "Popular Misconceptions about Civil War Military History" (2013). The Future of Civil War History. 2.