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An Artillery Company is Born

Lawrence R. Laboda

in From Selma to Appomattox

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780195109979
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109979.003.0001
An Artillery Company is Born

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This chapter talks about the time when war fever spread throughout the city of Selma, Dallas County, and Alabama. The Jeff Davis Mounted Artillery played a big role during the course of the war in those cities by providing weapons, uniforms, and men. Travels of the artillery are documented to give an insight into the places where they supplied their weapons and who they supported in the war. Diseases arose in various military camps, infecting most of the soldiers during the war due to insanitary matters, and this became a major setback for the group. This chapter also narrates how the group slowly evolved as an institution.

Keywords: war; artillery; diseases; weapons; travels; officers

Chapter.  2994 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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