Three types of soldiers characterized most Civil War army units: Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery
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- Paddy Griffith, Battle Tactics of the Civil War (Yale University Press, 2001).
- Earl J. Hess, The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat: Reality and Myth (University of Kansas Press, 2008).
- Grady McWhiney and Perry Jamieson, Attack and Die: Civil War Military Tactics and the Southern Heritage (University Alabama Press, 1984).