American Civil War Artillery 1861-65 (1): Field Artillery (Paperback)

Field Artillery

By Philip Katcher, Tony Bryan (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing, 9781841762180, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2001



Perhaps the most influential arm of either army in the prosecution of the American Civil War, the artillery of both sides grew to be highly professional organizations, centralizing their artillery, organizing artillery battalions from individual batteries and giving their commanders higher ranks than field artillerymen had previously held. In battle, the introduction of the 12-pdr. Napoleon, followed closely by rifled cannon, provided a range and power previously unknown on American soil. This book details this vital cog in the war-machine of both sides.

About the Author

Philip Katcher lives and works in Pennsylvania USA, and has written over 20 titles in the Men-at-Arms Series including the highly successful five-volume set on Armies of the American Civil War.