on of all the Confederate armies on McClellan as the latter was withdrawing.
Pope accordingly advanced on Culpeper Court House.
Just after his leading troops passed that point, and before they reached the Rapidan, on the line of the Orange
Flying artillery in the attempt on Richmond: the cannoneers who kept up with the cavalry — in this swiftest branch of the service each man rides horseback
Here are drawn up Harry Benson's Battery A, of the Second United States Artillery, and Horatio Gates Gibson's Batteries C and G, combined of the Third United States Artillery, near Fair Oaks, Virginia.
They arrived there just too late to take part in the battle of June, 1862.
By horse artillery, or flying artillery as it is sometimes called, is meant an organization equipped usually with 10-pounder rifled guns, with all hands mounted.
In ordinary light artillery the cannoneers either ride on the gun-carriage or go afoot.
In flying artillery each cannoneer has a horse.
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