Ian Drury's Confederate Infantryman 1861-1865 PDF

By Ian Drury

The yankee Civil warfare (1861-1865)& was once predominantly an infantryman's conflict. Artillery had greater considerably given that 1815 and weapons may inflict murderous losses in the event that they had a transparent box of fireplace. yet so much Civil struggle battlefields have been characterized through sprawling forests and damaged floor. Cavalry have been vital for reconnaissance, raiding and rearguard activities yet there has been little scope for sabre fees within the grand previous demeanour while soldiers armed with muzzle-loading rifles might face such strategies with self belief. finally, the Confederacy's survival as a kingdom could principally rely on the combating skill of its 642 infantry regiments.

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Tiberius gave vent to it. He put in at Paros and there saw a statue of Hestia, the Greek equivalent of Vesta, goddess of the hearth. The Parians did not want to sell, but Tiberius uncharacteristically forced them (he was not going to be thwarted in his gesture). The statue was despatched to Rome, to stand in the temple of Concord. 39 Pride and pique had ruined the dynastic scheme that Augustus had been building up since 12 BC, even since 18. As the Princeps entered his fifty-eighth 26 EMINENCE AND ECLIPSE year he found himself in exactly the same case over the succession as he had been at the end of March six years before, except that a man with imperium maius and tribunicia potestas was sitting uselessly and resentfully in island seclusion, a man well known to the armies of the Balkans and the Rhine, and in whose favour there might be a declaration when the Princeps died.

She and Tiberius had no living child, but Tiberius had a son of his own, young Drusus. If Tiberius were left in control of affairs by Augustus, he might give way to the temptation to advance his own son at the expense of hers. Julia had friends who shared her fears and her distaste for the regime that Tiberius seemed likely to introduce. Two efforts were made to prevent the consummation of Augustus’ plans. 32 He was nearly, if not quite, fourteen years old, but had not yet taken the toga of manhood and in Roman eyes was still a child.

15 Nero Drusus’ views were common knowledge, and a source of his popularity. 16 By revealing Nero Drusus’ proposal for immediate action, Tiberius might hope at once to modify the autocratic tendencies of the Princeps, and to disarm a revolutionary move that might lead to civil war, chaos, and despotism. Augustus may already have been forced to pay lip-service to the views of his stepsons. In 11 BC the Senate and people, not for the first time, contributed sums of money for statues of Augustus; he diverted it: Salus Publica, Concordia, and Pax took Augustus’ place.

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