were, however, highly satisfactory, and warranted the belief that cast-iron guns of these calibers might be introduced into the service with safety and
Fort Sumter in 1863.
Battery B of the First United States Artillery became known as Henry's Battery from the name of its young commander, Lieutenant Guy V. Henry (afterward a brigadier-general; later still a conspicuous figure in the Spanish-American War). it took part in the siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg on Morris I
The metal proved too soft to stand the additional wear on rifled guns, however, and it was then found that wrought iron served the purpose best.
Later forged steel proved more satisfactory for breech loaders.
Light field guns — a piece of Henry's Battery, before Sumter in 1863
After the attempt on Sumter-third New York Light artillery
Napoleon gun in battery no. 2, Fort Whipple: peace at the defenses of Washington
The lush, waving grass beautifies this Union fort, one of the fin