The Artilleryman Magazine Fall 2013 Issue

The Fall 2013 edition of the Artilleryman is out this month. Featured articles with Civil War interest include: Analysis by Steven W. Knott of two photos showing Wiard Rifles on Morris Island.  In the Summer issue, he provided an excellent history of the Wiard rifles.  Knott is filling in some much needed detail to theContinue reading “The Artilleryman Magazine Fall 2013 Issue”

The Swamp Angel at 150

Last Saturday (August 24), Trenton, New Jersey rededicated the “Swamp Angel” in Cadwalader Park.  From New Jersey Online: The massive, eight-ton cannon named Swamp Angel was memorialized in celebration of its 150th anniversary and a new marble plaque was unveiled at Cadwalader Park by members of the Camp Olden Civil War Round Table and Museum,Continue reading “The Swamp Angel at 150”

150 years ago: “The Swamp Angel broods in his gloom”

In the early morning hours of August 22, 1863, a single shot fired from an 8-inch Parrott rifle at the Marsh Battery opened up another chapter in the operations on Morris Island. There’s a lot of “firsts” or “notables” often mentioned with this incident. But the most often cited is the first bombardment of aContinue reading “150 years ago: “The Swamp Angel broods in his gloom””