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By Philip Katcher

ISBN-10: 1841762199

ISBN-13: 9781841762197

As a result of size of the beach of the USA, from the start American ordnance and engineers put an emphasis on heavy artillery fastened in coastal defences. The Union military organised its 'Heavy Artillery' into separate regiments, uniformed and outfitted in a different way. whereas the sector Artillery used to be assigned around the battling fronts Heavy Artillery devices served the large weapons within the forts and the defences of Washington. The Confederates didn't differentiate kinds of artillery and people who turned referred to as Heavy Artillery did so via casual organization instead of formal designation. This e-book info the improvement and utilization of the massive weapons. New leading edge 38 and forty also are on hand in one quantity specified variation as ‘American Civil conflict Artillery 1861-65’.

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