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Photographer: Library of Congress
Caption: Civil War Artillery Battery
Additional Description: An artillery battery usually consisted of four to six guns. Moving and “serving” (loading, aiming firing, and cleaning) them was often a monumental task involving about 100 officers and men, scores of draft animals, and several ammunition caissons in each battery. A Union battery of four ordnance guns, with its men and horses, is shown here. Made of iron, with rifled 3-inch-diameter bores, ordnance guns were among the most popular and accurate artillery pieces of the war.
Submitted: May 18, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p382847
File Size: 0.137 Megabytes
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