Artillery: Last Stand at Sailor’s Creek

During the Appomattox Campaign, some Confederate heavy artillery battalions fought as infantry since they didn’t have their big guns.

This article from the ECW Archives shares details of their last stand and final moments. Written by Lee White and first published on April 6, 2015, it adds to the Artillery Series by focusing on the final fight for some Confederate gunners.

Crutchfield’s Last Stand at Sailor’s Creek

Bonus! Need more information specifically about Colonel Crutchfield, chief of artillery for Jackson’s command?

Here’s an article by Sarah Kay Bierle, piecing together his career and a fateful injury at Chancellorsville. (Published May 2, 2017.)

Stapleton Crutchfield: Stonewall’s Wounded Comrade

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