Confederate Artilleryman 1861-65 by Philip Katcher

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By Philip Katcher

Within the heady days of the push to fingers in 1861, relatively few Southern males volunteered for provider within the artillery: such a lot most popular the simply obtainable glory of the infantry or cavalry. but those who did quick earned the consideration in their fellow infantrymen, and a name for having the ability to "pull via deeper dust, ford deeper springs, shoot speedier, swear louder ... than the other category of fellows within the service". on condition that box artillery was once constantly deployed in entrance of the troops that it was once aiding, the artillerymen have been uncovered to a excessive point of enemy fireplace, and losses have been major. This name courses the reader in the course of the existence and stories of the accomplice cannoneer - the place he got here from; how he knowledgeable and lived; how he dressed, ate and used to be outfitted; and the way he fought.

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1 J. David Hacker, “A Census-Based Count of Civil War Dead,” Civil War History 57 (December 2011): 310. McPherson’s quotation of Mark E. , comes from Neely’s The Civil War and the Limits of Destruction (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007), p. 108. us-civil-war/SELVKtxfHWg. 3 Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011. 4 David W. Blight, “The Theft of Lincoln in Scholarship, Politics, and Public Memory,” in Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World, ed. by Eric Foner (New York: Norton, 2008), pp.

Except when discussing the derivation of certain economic statistics, they contain no textual matter. Bibliographical essays, on the other hand, follow each chapter. Although general readers may prefer to skip these, the essays provide guides to further study and let scholars know on what works I relied. They also emphasize my own interpretations by contrasting my views to the many alternative interpretations of historians, past and present. Above all, they permit me to acknowledge my enormous intellectual debt to others.

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