American Civil War Artillery 1861–65

American Civil War Artillery 1861–65

Field and Heavy Artillery

  • Author: Philip Katcher
  • Illustrator: Tony Bryan
  • Publication Date: 25 Aug 2001
  • ISBN: 9781841764511
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 100
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About this Product

This book combines New Vanguard 38: ‘American Civil War Artillery 1861-65 (1) Field Artillery' and New Vanguard 40: ‘American Civil War Artillery 1861-65 (2) Heavy Artillery'. Perhaps the most influential arm of either army in the prosecution of the American Civil War, the artillery of both sides grew to be highly professional organizations. Because of the length of the coastline of the United States, from the beginning American ordnance placed an emphasis on its ‘Heavy Artillery' mounted in coastal defenses, while their ‘Field Artillery' units were assigned across the fighting fronts. In battle, the introduction of both the 12-pdr. Napoleon and rifled cannon provided a range and power previously unknown on American soil. This book details the development and usage of this vital cog in the war-machine of both sides.

Biographical Note

Philip Katcher served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He is the author of over 30 books in the field of American military history, and was named a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians for his work on the Vietnam conflict. He is also a member of the living history Civil War unit, serving with Huckstep's First Fluvanna Battery/24th New York Light Artillery.Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in military hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.

Contents

Introduction The pre-war Field Artillery Design and development of Field Artillery Operational history Commentary on the colour artwork Bibliography Index Introduction Heavy Artillery Usage US Organisation CS Organisation The Columbiad Howitzers Mortars Rifled Guns Parrott Rifles Naval Guns Bitish-made Guns Ammunition Heavy Artillery Usage Conclusion

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