Friday, May 27, 2011

The Crimean War

The Crimean War (1853-1856) was fought between several great European powers in the years just before our Civil War.  It is important for Civil War re-enactors and historians to know about this event because it happened so soon before our time period.  Many of the things learned by the Europeans during the Crimean War were observed by American military personnel, and applied to the Civil War.  This war was widely read about in the United States and was extremely popular.  Many of the things done during the American Civil War were copied from the British and French during the Crimean War.

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