Nashville, Tenn. Railyard during the Civil War.

Civil War Transportation

Not much changed in military transportation until the massive U.S. Civil War tore the nation apart. Soon militaries on both sides were developing strategic military transportation networks and utilizing a combination of the traditional and modern technologies of the time. The first use of railroads and steamboats in U.S. military history play a strategic role, while traditional wagons and other watercraft continue critical support as well. The industrial age had arrived for U.S. Army Transportation.