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Warrior 34
Confederate Artilleryman 1861 – 65

by Philip Katcher
illustrated by Bill Younghusband


S u m m a r y

Publishers Details: Published by Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1-84176-300-4
Contents: 60 pages, photographs, 1/35 scale plans
Price: Price £7.99/US$12.95
Review Type: Book Review
Advantages: Good coverage of uniforms and sidearms; useful impression of the soldiers’ lives through letters, diaries etc; nice colour plates.
Recommendation: Recommended to aficionados of American Civil War history and weapons.


Reviewed by John Prigent



Here’s a great companion for the two New Vanguards on American Civil War artillery pieces. The uniforms worn are described, as are the sidearms carried, and some of the “fancy” uniforms worn by particular batteries at the beginning make interesting reading though simpler garb was soon adopted.

The plates show officers and men of particular units on the march, in action and at rest, and there are plenty of contemporary photographs and drawings here which show them too so figure modellers will find this book very useful.

Much of the book goes into the recruitment, daily life and battle actions of the Confederate artillery. Excerpts from letters and diaries give the reader a clear impression of the gunners’ lives and the conditions in which they lived and fought, and even the gun drill is described by one of the men who applied it in action.

Recommended to all American Civil War buffs.

John Prigent

Review Copyright © 2001 by John Prigent
Page Created 23 August, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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