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Captain Justus Scheibert (1831–1903) was an Prussian army officer, sent by Prussia to America to observe the American Civil War in order to learn the lessons to be learned and return to Prussia to teach these lessons to the Prussian troops. His writings became a source of Prussian, and later German, military strategy through five subsequent wars.[1]


  1. Scheibert, Justus (2001). Trautmann, Frederic. ed. A Prussian observes the American Civil War: the military studies of Justus Scheibert. University of Missouri Press. ISBN 0-8262-1348-0. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 

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