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Have you identified the location of the cannon featured on the header image for the Artillery Series? Today, we’ll reveal the location…
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
In your opinion, what are the top three Civil War battles where artillery made significant difference in the outcome?
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
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
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
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
Do you have a favorite artillery commander from the Civil War? Tell us a little about him and why he’s your favorite!
Cannons sit as quiet markers on battlefields, often causing us to underestimate their force when the conflicts raged. Now, it’s time to refocus on their firepower and gain a better appreciation for the artillery during the Civil War. At Emerging … Continue reading