The Confederate artillery—its organization and development David Gregg McIntosh, Colonel of Artillery, Confederate States Army
The largest Confederate gun at Yorktown — a 64-Pounder burst in the effort to reach Federal battery no. 1 in McClellan's works before the beleaguered Confederate city
The organization of the Confederate field-artillery during the Civil War was never as symmetrical as that of the cavalry and infantry, and its evolution was slow.
This was due in part to the lack of uniformity in the equipment of single batteries, and the inequality in the number of men in a company, running all the way in a 4-gun battery from forty-five to one hundred, and also to the tardiness with which the batteries were organized into battalions with proper staff-officers.
The disposition of the Government was to accept all bodies which volunteered for a particular branch of the service, and this did not tend to due proportions between the different branches.
rees are in full bloom. eyes were directed to General McClellan, whose successes had already made him a marked apprehension and demand for protection.
When General McClellan's splendidly organized army took the field agablic and sent it scurrying behind the forts.
When McClellan left Washington for the front, the act
In formis, after the disasters of the first campaign under McClellan, placed also in command.
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General McClellan proposed, in January, 1862, to transfer the Arnd.
A council of division commanders decided that McClellan's plan was good, but that the forts on the right bn ought to be left for the defense of Washington.
McClellan sought to combine his own necessities with the exihmond.
However, the Secretary of War decided that McClellan's inclusion of the Shenandoah troops in the defendon of Washington for his field-army — a thing that McClellan had wanted to do and was prevented — there was lit