In Camp and Battle with the Washington Artillery

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Pelican Publishing, 1999 - History - 528 pages
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William Miller Owen served as first lieutenant and adjutant of the Battalion Washington Artillery of New Orleans. Realizing at the time of his service the importance of an accurate, objective account of his exploits, Owen set out to keep a record of the events up until the surrender of General Lee. Later, using his own diary as a starting point, he compiled a manuscript for publication. This is his account. Owen hoped that his manuscript would be used for the compiling of laterhistories. It includes a detailed record from the Battle of Bull Run to Appomattox and Spanish Fort, along with illustrated maps and engravings. This is an exact reproduction of Owen's manuscript, with the addition of three illustrations.

 

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In March 2011 I enlisted as a private in the Washington Artillery 4th Company (reenactors) I have since fought and servived in the Battle of Port Hudson (Baton Rouge, LA) and the Battle of Springhill (Springfield, MO). Once a member of this elite and prestigous unit I bought and read "In Camp and Battle with the Washington Artillery". Four of the five Companies that made up the WA served in the Army of Northern Virginia under Longstreet and one, 5th Company, with the Army of the Tennessee. This excellently written first hand account of these 5 Companies and the heroic contribution they made to the Cause of the South to preserve the form of Government bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers is a testiment of love of Country equal to any. If you wish to experience the War Between the States from the perspective of the Cannoneer in many of the major Battles fought from First Mannassas and Shiloh to Gettysburg and Petersburg, this book will satisfy. Great read. pvt Donny Bratton 

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This is a valuable addition for any 'Civil War' student. This is on my list of "to read again". My great-great grandfather gave his life in service wearing 'Blue'. But in reading this I felt as if it were my family's record of the honor and horror of our 'War from within'. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER I EARLY HISTORY OF THE WASHINGTON ARTILLERY
1
CHAPTER II ADDRESS TO THE ARMY
24
BACK IN CAMP
48
CHAPTER IV JANUARY 1862
70
CHAPTER V FIGHTING NEAR RICHMOND
82
CHAPTER VI RAPPAHANNOCK STATION AND MANASSAS
99
CHAPTER VIL MARYLAND MY MARYLAND
130
ANTIETAM
150
CHAPTER XII CHICKAMAUGAINDIAN A STREAM OF DEATH
263
CHAPTER XIII EAST TENNESSEE AND DREWRYS BLUFF
294
CHAPTER XIV GRANT IN FRONT OF RICHMOND
327
CHAPTER XV IN THE TRENCHES AT PETERSBURG
358
CHAPTER XVI SURRENDER OF THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
374
CHAPTER XVII DISBANDMENT AND HOME AGAIN
388
CHAPTER XVIII THE FIFTH COMPANY BATTALION WASHINGTON ARTILLERY
399
CHAPTER XIX CONCLUSION
425

CHAPTER IX FREDERICKSBURG
168
CHAPTER X CHANCELLORSVILLE
200
CHAPTER XI GETTYSBURG
231
ADDENDA POPULAR CAMP SONGS OF THE WASHINGTON ARTILLERY
433
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