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Old Smokie27 Aug 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

anyone recommend some good books on ACW artillery for a newb, looking for organization type etc the usual stuff

coopman27 Aug 2017 7:36 a.m. PST

"Grape & Canister" by Naisawald is about the Union artillery. "The Long Arm of Lee" is about the art. of the AoNV.

RudyNelson27 Aug 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

Osprey had a two volume set about artillery. I think it was in the New Vanguard range.
Many discount or half price book stores have carried ACW books in the past. Artillery is a topic for table top books. The stores in Pigeon Forge Tenn. is one store.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

I agree with the books above and would add:

Katcher's "the Army of Robert E. Lee"

Daniel's "Cannoneers in Gray, Field of the Army of Tennessee"

Old Smokie27 Aug 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

thanks thumbs up

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 1:30 p.m. PST

There is also The Artillery Service in the War of the Rebellion: 1861-65 by John C. Tidball which is described as "a comprehensive overview and analysis of the U.S. Army's field artillery service in the Civil War, written by John C. Tdnall, a distinguished artilleryman of the era." (from front flyleaf note)

Originally published in the Journal of the Military Service Institution from 1891 to 1893. My copy was published by Westholme Publishing in 2011 with an introduction by Lawrence M. Kaplan.


donlowry30 Aug 2017 6:00 p.m. PST

Arms & Equipment of the Civil War, by Jack Coggins, will tell you a lot about the artillery, as well as the other branches of the armies and navies, both the guns themselves and how they were used.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

May not be exactly what you want but "Artillery Hell: Colonel S. D. Lee and his Guns at Antietam" is a good read.

BW195931 Aug 2017 6:16 p.m. PST

I'll second "Artillery Hell" a very good book with a lot of useful information.

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