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Both sides were fortunate in ...
Both sides were fortunate in having, from the very onset, brilliant men heading their respective artillery arms. The North was also blessed at the start with two men who saw the need to better organize and employ their batteries. They were Generals William F. Barry and Henry Jackson Hunt. Both men were regular army Mexican War artillery veterans and both were West Point graduates. Behind them would come a number of outstanding artillery commanders.
On the Confederate side there was, initially, retired Colonel William N. Pendleton, a West Point class of 1830 graduate. A legion of younger outstanding artillery commanders would also follow after him: E. Porter Alexander, Armistead Lindsay Long, Willie Pegram, William Poague, and others. Lee's gunners always seemed to be outgunned from the start.
|Pt. I||Arming and manning the batteries|
|Pt. II||Lee's batteries|
|Pt. III||The arm that Hunt built|