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  1. Tom Elmore

    Late Afternoon July 2 Artillery Duel from Summit of Culp’s Hill

    Around 4 p.m. on July 2, Confederate artillery posted on Benner’s Hill opened fire on the Union lines on Cemetery hill and Culp’s hill. In response, five guns were eventually dispatched from the artillery brigade of the Twelfth Corps to the summit of Culp’s hill. They consisted of three...
  2. M

    Essential books about artillery?

    If one wanted to understand Civil War artillery, what are the top few books that person needs? A couple of references books and a couple of general Civil War artillery that are essential.
  3. Western Reserve Volunteer

    Artillery Batteries & Wagons

    Aside from the guns, limbers, caissons, battery wagon, and traveling forge, what other wagons would a battery be apt to have? I would assume they’d have some supply wagons attached for tents/mess ware/ect? A recent photo thread also mentioned ambulances, but I assume those were grouped at the...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Selling War, Era Artists' Pen And Ink Bandwagons

    Image from recruiting poster for the 1st US Cavalry. One reason these images are so charming is the horse suspended in mid-air. Before photography was able to capture motion, general idea was maybe a two-beat gallop? This officer is also indicative of recruiting posters through several wars, a...
  5. T

    Uniforms Early U.S. Artillery Button

    This early U.S. eagle Artillery button with a letter "A" on the breast shield dates to around 1830-1840. Even though the backmark is unknown, you can tell it's an early one because of the position of the eagle's feet and the gaping mouth. I dug this button in a camp near Champion Hill, MS. I...
  6. JohnDLittlefield

    Ammo Artillery round detonation

    I have a basic question about ACW artillery rounds. What types of fuses were used for contact sensitive detonation? Chemical, mechanical, or ?? If chemical, what was the basic design? I ask because I need to know the differences and similarities between field artillery and naval torpedoes...
  7. Virginia Dave

    Ammo Civil War Artillery Confederate 3 Inch Selma Short Pattern Bolt

    Can someone enlighten me as to the canon this shell might be fired from. This is my first time getting into artillery. CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY CONFEDERATE 3 INCH SELMA SHORT PATTERN BOLT
  8. Tom Elmore

    Confederate Artillery West and Northwest of Town in the July 3 Cannonade

    With regard to Confederate artillery positioned west and northwest of the town of Gettysburg to support the July 3 cannonade, participation was restricted to longer-range rifled pieces. For that reason, guns were contributed by four different artillery battalions. Most of the guns in this...
  9. Ethan S.

    Who was firing artillery at Devils Den?

    After the main attack at Devils Den was completed, Union guns fired a the rebels inside the massive boulder fortress. What artillery batteries were shooting at them? What kind of guns did they have, and what rounds were they shooting? I'm asking because I have a fragment that I believe is from...
  10. Biggunner72

    An ARTILLERY Christ•mass!

    To help make this a merrier Christ•Mass for all, I am leaving a pictures of the ONLY Quinby and Robinson 12 lber Field Howitzer in private hands. Made by the Memphis foundery Quinby & Robinson in 1862, this is a bit of a "unicorn" in the Civil War Artillery world. Only 3 still exist, and this...
  11. J

    Artillery Placement at Kennesaw Mountain

    I'm looking for the placement of some Confederate artillery at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. I have a little info on the three batteries. I was hoping someone might be able to point me to a map that details the placement of artillery with names/units attached. I know for example where...
  12. P

    Greetings and salutations,

    The 1 ST Ohio artillery is ready for deployment.
  13. T

    Collection Assemblage of Vicksburg Artillery

    Here is an assemblage of artillery shells, cannister, and fuze devices from Vicksburg campaign sites and siege. Vicksburg, because it was assaulted twice on May 19th and 22nd and under siege for 47 days, is known for its artillery shells. One Vicksburger, after the war, commented that when the...
  14. CivilWarTalk

    Table Artillery Pieces Participating At First Manassas, July 21, 1861

    Union & Confederate Artillery Pieces Participating At First Manassas TYPE OF PIECE No. of USA Artillery % of USA Artillery No. of CSA Artillery % of CSA Artillery No. of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY % of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY (R) 10 pdr. Parrott Rifle 16 28.0% 6 10.9% 22 19.6% (R)...
  15. CivilWarTalk

    Table Artillery Pieces Participating At Shiloh, April 6th & 7th, 1862

    TYPE OF PIECE No. of USA Artillery % of USA Artillery No. of CSA Artillery % of CSA Artillery No. of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY % of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY (R) 10 pdr. Parrott Rifle 12 8.8% - - 12 5.1% (R) 10 pdr. Ordnance Rifle 2 1.5% 7 6.4% 9 3.8% (R) 20 pdr. Parrott Rifle...
  16. CivilWarTalk

    Table Artillery Pieces Participating At Antietam, September 17, 1862

    TYPE OF PIECE No. of USA Artillery % of USA Artillery No. of CSA Artillery % of CSA Artillery No. of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY % of TOTAL USA & CSA ARTILLERY (R) 10 pdr. Parrott Rifle 57 18.9% 43 17.8% 100 18.4% (R) 3 in. Ordnance Rifle 81 26.9% 42 17.4% 123 22.6% (R) 20 pdr...
  17. CivilWarTalk

    Wednesday Artillery Madness: St. Barbara's Day

    Let's celebrate Saint Barbara's Day by posting our best artillery photos that we've taken! Here is a snowy one at Antietam, to celebrate our first snowfall of the season in Martinsburg, WV, a dusting overnight....
  18. Rutherford Co NC CSA

    1st Regiment South Carolina Artillery

    Greetings Duncan, Warren A. 1st Regiment South Carolina Artillery from Pickens, SC I am looking for service information for a friend for his family member to know where he was when he was away serving in this unit. nps.gov shows: 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment was organized during the fall...
  19. drezac

    Museum Smithgall Artillery Museum Opens

    Smithgall opens a museum, displaying largest private collection of Civil War-era cannons in U.S. Smithgall Artillery Museum If anyone goes over there, please let me know if they have any 1864 Miles Greenwood 12-pdr or 6-pdr guns.
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