The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails« Last post by Q. G. Pennyworth on September 25, 2016, 02:54:21 pm »
Yeah, marksmanship let the North win the war. Not vastly superior numbers, a strong navy encforcing a blockade and a stronger industrialising economy.
It was being able to pew pew just that little bit more accurately. And as we all know, shooting in your spare time against tin cans is completely transferrable to shooting in massed combat.
Having objectively superior firearms helped, and did improve their accuracy. Civil War letters bitching about Union weapons are kinda hilarious.