American Civil War Artillery 1861–65 (2)

Heavy Artillery

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American Civil War Artillery 1861–65 (2)

Heavy Artillery

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Because of the length of the coastline of the United States, from the beginning American ordnance and engineers placed an emphasis on heavy artillery mounted in coastal defences. The Union army organised its 'Heavy Artillery' into separate regiments, uniformed and equipped differently. While the Field Artillery was assigned across the fighting fronts Heavy Artillery units served the big guns in the forts and the defences of Washington. The Confederates did not differentiate types of artillery and those that became known as Heavy Artillery did so through informal association rather than formal designation. This book details the development and usage of the big guns. New Vanguard 38 and 40 are also available in a single volume special edition as 'American Civil War Artillery 1861-65'.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 25 Jul 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841762197
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 42 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 40
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Philip Katcher

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California…

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Tony Bryan

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