As we have stated, the eleven captains who commanded these last batteries had in addition three volunteer batteries under their orders; and thanks to their instructions, the new artillery after one or two campaigns equalled the regulars who had been given them as models.
The formation of a strong reserve of artillery was a wise precaution in an army composed entirely of young soldiers.
In the army of the Potomac it was organized by the brave Colonel Hunt, under the supervision of General Barry, and comprised three divisions, one of heavy artillery, another of light batteries on foot, and a third of horse-batteries.
The latter, four in number, armed with three-inch cannon, solid and light, well provided with horses, and perfectly handled, accompanied the cavalry, which they frequently assisted in an effective manner without ever impeding its movements.
These are the last lines we shall devote, by way of special mention, to the little regular army which we have followed sinc