Cannoneers in Gray: The Field Artillery of the Army of Tennessee

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Praise for the First Edition: "A delightful surprise. Daniel has made a significant contribution to our knowledge of Civil War history--no easy task. Major strengths of the book are the sources discovered and used by Daniel and his ability to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the artillery as well as the way that it was used."--Grady McWhiney, author of Attack and Die: Civil War Military Tactics and the Southern Heritage

Priase for the first edition: "For Civil War enthusiasts who prefer the Western campaigns, for Southern partisans, academics, wargamers, or today's military personnel, this book should be must reading."--Blue & Gray

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817351687
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 4/3/2005
  • Series: Alabama Fire Ant Series
  • Edition description: Revised edition
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Larry J. Daniel is author of Days of Glory: The Army of the Cumberland, 1861-1865, Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War, and Island No. 10: Key to the Mississippi Valley. Daniel lives in Murray, Kentucky, where he is the minister of First United Methodist Church.
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Table of Contents

1 Birth of the Western Long Arm 1
2 "The battery was the common target" 15
3 Missed opportunities 22
4 "Enough of Kentucky" 38
5 Failed lessons : Stones River 52
6 "All hands fixing up the battery" 70
7 Of officers and organization : the artillery infrastructure 80
8 A fateful autumn 90
9 Artillery disaster at Missionary Ridge 112
10 Reorganization at Dalton 133
11 Boots and saddles : retreat to Atlanta 150
12 "Those brave cannoneers" 168
13 The final compaign 178
App. A Organizational tables 195
App. B Battery profiles 209
App. C Prewar military backgrounds 215
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