Carmichael quoted in Popular Science article: how drones would have altered the Civil War

Peter Carmichael, director of the College's Civil War Institute, was quoted in a July 10 Popular Science article, "How Drones Would've Altered The Course Of The Civil War."

From Popular Science:

Last week marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. In the end, the battle halted an invasion of the north by General Robert E. Lee's Confederate army, and together with a Union victory at Vicksburg the day after, swung the momentum of the war firmly in the Union's direction. The duration and outcome of the Civil War, and so too the Battle of Gettysburg, was influenced at least in part by the then-contemporary weaponry. That fact inspired a thought experiment: What if we fought the Civil War today, with modern technology? What if we kept the power balance the same, in addition to the sides' respective resources, objectives, and generals, but introduced things like radios and Raven drones?


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