Miles Greenwood and the Eagle Iron Works… the Ohio War Machine!

As I tallied the particulars for the Ohio batteries last week, the number of James rifles reported on hand reminded me of an “Ohio story” if you will and how many of those batteries were equipped for war.  I’ve mentioned Miles Greenwood and the Eagle Foundry on occasion.  Time to formally introduce this important manufacturerContinue reading “Miles Greenwood and the Eagle Iron Works… the Ohio War Machine!”

See where the big rifles were made: West Point Foundry Preserve now open

You cannot study Civil War artillery without at least some time spent considering the work of Robert P. Parrott and the products of West Point Foundry. The foundry produced over 2,500 cannon and 3 million projectiles, most of which fed into the Federal war effort.  I’d argue the foundry site is equally important as someContinue reading “See where the big rifles were made: West Point Foundry Preserve now open”

Putting the punch in the Long Arm of Lee: Tredegar rearms the ANV

Back in February I presented a thread discussing the reforms and re-equipping of the Army of Northern Virginia in January-February 1863. One of those posts included a discussion of the guns delivered by Tredegar that February. As I related in that post, Tredegar delivered only sixteen field pieces that month. And at that rate, theContinue reading “Putting the punch in the Long Arm of Lee: Tredegar rearms the ANV”