Artillery

Index of Civil War Artillery Posts

Please follow the links below to pages dedicated to each category.  These are a work in progress, as I continue to explore and discuss the artillery used in the Civil War.

Smoothbore Field Artillery

Rifled Field Artillery

Heavy Cannons (Siege and Garrison, Seacoast)

Naval Cannons

Other Artillery Topics

Artillery and Horses

Massed Artillery at Pea Ridge

Artillery at Stones River

Federal Field Artillery Production notes

Barbette and Casemate carriages

The Role of Field Artillery on the Battlefield

Grapeshot?  at Gettysburg?

Gunpowder – Composition and testing

Mixed Batteries

Long Tom: Attempts to track the fate of the famous Parrott 30-pdr.

Henry Hunt on artillery use:

Suggestions to improve cannister

Concerns about mixing different rifled sells

Preferences for the 4.5-inch siege rifle

Suggestions about handling ammunition

Report on the use of artillery at Chancellorsville

Request to improve officer staffing in the artillery of the Army of the Potomac  (of note, in other correspondence, Hunt felt the Horse Artillery was properly part of the Artillery Reserve)

Proposal to bring Heavy (foot) Artillery to support field batteries

William F. Barry Organizes the AoP artillery, Summer 1861:

Gunmakers

Ames Manufacturing Company or N.P. Ames

Bellona Foundry

J.M. Eason & Brothers – Arms buildup at Charleston in 1863, Ripley-Childs Affair, Replenishing stocks after the Ironclad Attack

John Clark of New Orleans

Macon Arsenal

Noble Brothers – Arguments with Confederate authorities.

Ordnance Officers

William Maynadier

3 responses to “Artillery

  1. Great site. I’m just getting started into the Civil War area of our family genealogy and I appreciate all the work you’ve done.

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