The Pride of the Confederate Artillery: The Washington Artillery in the Army of Tennessee (Google eBook)

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LSU Press, Dec 1, 1997 - Electronic books - 384 pages
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In The Pride of the Confederate Artillery, Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr., illustrates the significance of the unit and, for the first time, positions this pivotal group in its rightful place in history. The Fifth Company, Washington Artillery of New Orleans, fought with the Army of Tennessee from Shiloh to Chickamauga, from Perryville to Mobile, and from Atlanta to Jackson, Mississippi. Slocomb's Battery, as it was also known, won repeated praise from every commander of that army. Although it sustained high losses, the company was recognized for its bold, tenacious fighting and was considered the Army of Tennessee's finest close-combat battery. The Pride of the Confederate Artillery is the compelling story of four hundred men, their organization and service, their victories and defeats in over forty battles.

  

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Contents

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For Gods Sake Boys Hurry Up
14
Passionately Fond Of Gunnery
44
The White Horse Battery
58
Doing Some Fancy Practice
74
You Shant Have Any Of My Peanuts
104
Wickedest Artillery Duel I Ever Saw
120
Another Bloody Sunday
131
Odd Situation For A Battery
194
Jonesboro
215
The Price Of Immortality
222
Every Man For Himself
238
Drowned Rats
255
Anxious To Do And To Dare
262
Epilogue
278
Roster Of The Fifth Company
283

Time To Git
147
The Battle Of Slocomb
164
Bees And Wasps And Hornets
173
Captain Havent I Done My Duty?
184
Songs Of The Fifth Company
353
Bibliography
357
Index
371
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Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr., is the author of many books on the Civil War, including Liddell's Record; Bentonville: The Final Battle of Sherman and Johnston; The Life and Wars of Gideon J. Pillow; and General William J. Hardee: Old Reliable.

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