By Philip Katcher
Possibly the main influential arm of both military within the prosecution of the yankee Civil warfare, the artillery of each side became hugely specialist organisations, centralizing their artillery, organizing artillery battalions from person batteries and giving their commanders larger ranks than box artillerymen had formerly held. In conflict, the advent of the 12-pdr. Napoleon , heavily via rifled cannon, supplied a variety and gear formerly unknown on American soil. This booklet info this important cog within the war-machine of either sides.
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