Tell me more! Credit for Capturing an Enemy Battery

redbob

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I wouldn't think that this was a common occurrence unless the artillery unit was acting as infantry such as Grant did to the Washington heavies in 1864.
 

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I do not know of any such instances. Artillery did not usually accompany infantry during an assault on the enemy lines.
What about a Horse Artillery battery?

Horse artillery was a type of light, fast-moving, and fast-firing artillery which provided highly mobile fire support, especially to cavalry units. Horse artillery units existed in armies in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, from the early 17th to the mid-20th century.
 

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What about a Horse Artillery battery?

Horse artillery was a type of light, fast-moving, and fast-firing artillery which provided highly mobile fire support, especially to cavalry units. Horse artillery units existed in armies in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, from the early 17th to the mid-20th century.
Horse artillery was assigned to the cavalry. More likely that a cavalry regiment or battalion would have made the capture than the accompanying battery.
 

ucvrelics

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How do you know this @ucvrelics? Do you know the history of every battery? Were records kept on who captured each battery?
I have researched and studied the CW with an emphasis on artillery for over 40 years and have NEVER seen an instance where one battery captured another. I have seen many where infantry did. If you think about what would be involved with one battery of artillery crossing a very large area of battlefield with nothing but a short sword and maybe a pistol or a picked up musket to take a enemy battery, the logic is just not there. I used to tell my students when I was a US Army ordnance instructor that the only dumb question is the one you don't ask but this one pushes that envelope. Prove me wrong and I will stand corrected.
 

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During the Battle of Stones River, the Chicago Board of Trade Battery captured / recovered a disabled piece of artillery. The artificers repaired it & from that point the battery had an extra gun. That is as close to answering yes to the question as we are likely to get. ucvrelics is correct, artillery batteries did not attack & capture each other.

Keep in mind that a battery only had about 100 men, Almost none of them had access to small arms. Fully deployed, a six gun battery has a foot print the size of a football field. They simply did not have anything to go off attacking anything with.
 
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