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Artillery: Crossing a Ford

Walt Whitman wrote a short, evocative poem called “Cavalry Crossing a Ford” that has stayed with me for many years: A line in long array where they wind betwixt green islands, They take a serpentine course, their arms flash in the sun—hark … Continue reading

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Artillery: What’s On The Series Header?

Have you identified the location of the cannon featured on the header image for the Artillery Series? Today, we’ll reveal the location…

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Artillery: Sticking to his guns – Lt. Charles Parsons at the Battle of Perryville

Napoleon Bonaparte himself once said, “It is with artillery that war is made.” So too could it then be said that it is with artillery that war is lost. Such was the case atop a ridge outside of Perryville, Kentucky … Continue reading

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Artillery: “As Though an Earthquake”: The Guns of Malvern Hill

George McClellan’s army was escaping! Dangerously exposed to enemy attacks, over 100,000 men, 280 guns, thousands of wagons, large numbers of wounded, and even a massive herd of beef were attempting to move safely to a new base on the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 6/18-6/24/18

In your opinion, what are the top three Civil War battles where artillery made significant difference in the outcome?

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Artillery: Inventing Shrapnel

Ever wondered how the deadly artillery projectiles were developed? In this post from the Emerging Civil War Archives, Phill Greenwalt dives into history before the Civil War to explore shrapnel and its inventor. Henry Shrapnel – “The Modern Archimedes”

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Artillery: Off The Beaten Path At Gettysburg

We looked through the ECW archives for some more artillery articles and found this one by Kristopher White from 2015. If you’re planning a trip to Gettysburg soon or interested in the Gettysburg history, it’s the perfect one to read. … Continue reading

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Artillery: More Resources…

Interested in artillery and looking for even more resources? We’ve rounded up a few articles from other history websites to feed your fascination. Don’t worry! Emerging Civil War’s Series will continue for at least another week. We just like to … Continue reading

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Artillery: Anchoring the Line at Stones River

The Battle of Stones River (December 31, 1862 – January 2, 1863) is known as a significant moment for Federal artillery. Most accounts focus on the 57 guns overlooking McFadden’s Ford on January 2, 1863. But a cluster of Federal … Continue reading

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Artillery: Chickamauga – “The terrible roar of artillery . . .”

When one thinks of effective artillery use in a Civil War Battle, Chickamauga doesn’t leap immediately into the forefront. Certainly Gettysburg or Malvern Hill take those honors. Or Antietam, remembered by the Confederates as “Artillery Hell.” But not Chickamauga – … Continue reading

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