Confederate Artilleryman: 1861-65

Confederate Artilleryman: 1861-65


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Confederate Artilleryman: 1861-65 by Philip Katcher, Bill Younghusband

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" during the American Civil War (1861-1865). 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841763002
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Series: Warrior Series , #34
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,008,075
Product dimensions: 7.28(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

Philip Katcher lives and works in Pennsylvania, USA, and is a recognized expert on the history of American armed forces. Philip has written many titles in the Men-at-Arms series including the highly successful books on the armies and flags of the American Civil War. For the Osprey Warrior series, he has previously written the well-received Union Cavalryman 1861-65.

Table of Contents

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

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