Download e-book for iPad: Organizational History of Field Artillery, 1775-2003 by Janice E. McKenney

Download e-book for iPad: Organizational History of Field Artillery, 1775-2003 by Janice E. McKenney

By Janice E. McKenney

The most recent quantity within the military Lineage sequence, The Organizational historical past of box Artillery addresses the necessity for a contemporary paintings recording the old constitution, power, disposition, materiel, and technical and tactical doctrine of box artillery within the U.S. Army.В even if a number of books on box artillery have seemed during the last thirty years--some renowned histories and some scholarly works--this one is meant to stress the organizational constitution of the department instead of its guns or operations. The ebook contains charts and tables displaying the association of box artillery during the last 225 years, in addition to images and art depicting artillerymen and their guns in either warfare and peace. The booklet used to be designed to enrich the quantity released in 1985 within the sequence overlaying the lineages and honors of normal military and military Reserve box artillery regiments, that's at present being up to date to incorporate instructions, brigades, teams, and regiments in all 3 parts. This up-to-date variation may also be released almost immediately by means of the heart of army heritage. Taken jointly, those volumes will offer an unprecedented portrait of 1 of the Armys simple wrestle fingers because it has advanced over the last 2 hundred fifty years.В

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The latest quantity within the military Lineage sequence, The Organizational background of box Artillery addresses the necessity for a contemporary paintings recording the historic constitution, energy, disposition, materiel, and technical and tactical doctrine of box artillery within the U. S. military. В even supposing a number of books on box artillery have seemed during the last thirty years--some well known histories and some scholarly works--this one is meant to stress the organizational constitution of the department instead of its guns or operations.

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Gen. James Wilkinson, the Army commander in New Orleans: The charges for . . forage and other articles are such if admitted must soon devour our appropriations. . Horses for the Artillery cannot be maintained at such an expense, they must either be sent to some part of the country where they can be maintained at one-fourth the present Expense, or they must be sold. . 26 As a result, the horses were sold and the Regiment of Light Artillery was dismounted. Captain Peter resigned in disgust. No other company of the regiment was mounted before the War of 1812, and few were then.

In late 1817, Secretary of War John C. Calhoun reported to the House of Representatives on the status of national defense: The military establishment . . is sufficiently extensive to keep the fortifications in a state of preservation, but it is wholly inadequate to defend them against a regular attack. . To garrison the forts in the maritime frontier alone would require . . more than thrice our present number alone to repel the assaults. . The portion of the army stationed in the fortifications now erecting is employed to aid in constructing them.

The act did make clear, however, that artillery units were not to exceed one com­pany for each infantry regiment. The organization of a militia artillery company differed only slightly from that of one in the Regular Army, generally allowing more privates. The act exempted “sundry corps of artillery . . [that] now exist in several of the said states, which . . have not been incorporated with, or subject to, the general regulations of the militia . . ”18 Some of these volunteer organizations were of long standing, predating the Revolutionary War, and some had more social than military functions.

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