Let us continue focused on this discussion of Dennis H. Mahan’s thoughts of artillery tactics, in the pre-Civil War context. In the previous post, we noted some of the context to the label of “tactics” in the Civil War-era manuals. But the key point was what Mahan called the duties of artillery – “… toContinue reading “Mahan on Artillery Tactics, Part 2: The “Place” of Artillery”
Looking back at last year, one highlight of, as the disciples of social media say, the “content offering” from this blog was the Artillery tour of First Manassas, held jointly with Harry Smeltzer of Bull Runnings fame. The objective was to analyze the artillery employment at First Manassas with an eye to what we call,Continue reading “Artillery on the Battlefield: Tactics according to Mahan”
Reflecting on Civil War experience and the use of blockhouses to protect railroads and other infrastructure, Mahan described the “American Blockhouse” as a fortification form.