Talk:Battle of Vienna, Virginia

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For the record-books[edit]

Would it be correct to say that this was the first battle involving the Confederate States Army, as such? Valetude (talk) 20:25, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

First troop transport by rail?[edit]

I realise that the American Civil War saw the first movements of troops to a battlefront by rail.

But are you sure that no troops were ever moved anywhere by rail before 1861? It sounds unlikely. If they were, then I think we should re-classify Vienna as the first ‘tactical use’ of railroads for troop transport. Valetude (talk) 00:44, 12 December 2015 (UTC)


---This is absurd. Trains were used during the Napoleonic wars to move massive amounts of supplies and likely more than a mere 250 something troops. Maybe the first time in America, but surely not the world. I'm removing that factoid. I find it comical that this "battle" has it's own full Wiki page. Was this some kind of Town of Vienna historical society that pushed for this "relevant" piece of history?108.56.193.220 (talk) 22:22, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

First I've heard of Napoleonic rail transport. No wiki-page that I can find. Could you possibly furnish us with any details? Valetude (talk) 22:30, 28 August 2016 (UTC)