American Civil War Artillery 1861-65 by Philip Katcher
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Because of the length of the coastline of the United States, from the beginning American ordnance and engineers placed an emphasis on heavy artillery mounted in coastal defences. The Union army organised its 'Heavy Artillery' into separate regiments, uniformed and equipped differently. While the Field Artillery was assigned across the fighting fronts Heavy Artillery units served the big guns in the forts and the defences of Washington. The Confederates did not differentiate types of artillery and those that became known as Heavy Artillery did so through informal association rather than formal designation. This book details the development and usage of the big guns.
 

About Philip Katcher

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Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents involved in the film industry. He was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the US Army in Vietnam. He has also been an active participant in living history activities, especially of the 18th and 19th centuries. He has written a number of books on various periods of US military history and presently is editor/publisher of Military Images magazine.
 
Published July 24, 2012 by Osprey Publishing. 48 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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