American Civil War Artillery 1861-65 (1): Field Artillery by Philip Katcher

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Possibly the main influential arm of both military within the prosecution of the yankee Civil struggle, the artillery of each side grew to become hugely expert firms, centralizing their artillery, organizing artillery battalions from person batteries and giving their commanders better ranks than box artillerymen had formerly held. In conflict, the advent of the 12-pdr. Napoleon , heavily through rifled cannon, supplied a variety and gear formerly unknown on American soil. This booklet information this important cog within the war-machine of either sides.

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Th e Hi gh Seas Fleet was to be intern ed at Scapa Flow. Accor di ngly, on 2 1 November, nine of th e most mod ern Ge rman dr eadn ou ghts, five battlecruisers, seven ligh t cru isers and 49 76 Revenge class. Bayern was because her crew was not Acco rd ing to the term s of th e Armis tice Flagship of the Grand Fleet dest royers were esco rted by th e Grand Fleet Oueen Elizabeth picture d on into custo dy. In M ay 191 9, th e once-pro ud off Scapa Flow as th e High guns. A lack of speed made her the equiva lent of t he Brit ish considered fu lly t rained .

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