Confederate Artilleryman 1861–65

Confederate Artilleryman 1861–65 cover

Confederate Artilleryman 1861–65

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In the heady days of the rush to arms in 1861, comparatively few Southern men volunteered for service in the artillery: most preferred the easily accessible glory of the infantry or cavalry. Yet those that did quickly earned the respect of their fellow soldiers, and a reputation for being able to "pull through deeper mud, ford deeper springs, shoot faster, swear louder ... than any other class of men in the service". Given that field artillery was invariably deployed in front of the troops that it was supporting, the artillerymen were exposed to a high level of enemy fire, and losses were significant. This title guides the reader through the life and experiences of the Confederate cannoneer - where he came from; how he trained and lived; how he dressed, ate and was equipped; and how he fought.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Enlistment · Training · Daily life · Appearance · Campaign life · The artilleryman in battle · Color plate commentary · Bibliography · Index

Product details

Published 25 Aug 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841763002
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 51 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 34
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Philip Katcher

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California…

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