Artillery: Parting Shot

As we wrap up Emerging Civil War’s 2018 Artillery Series, here’s a historical quote for consideration:

“During the war I used to think that the artillerymen were the bravest men on earth. They could pull through deep mud, ford deeper streams, shoot faster, swear louder, and stand more hard pounding than any other class of men in the service.”

– Infantryman Van Giles

We hope the recent articles have heightened your appreciation for the artillerymen in blue and gray. (Series conclusion and blog post list coming later this evening.)

Officers of the U.S. Horse Artillery Brigade commanded by Capt. James M. Robertson – 1863 photograph (LOC – LC-DIG-cwpb-03689)

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