Chapter

Gunboats and Artillery

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/9780195109979.003.0006
Gunboats and Artillery

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This chapter talks about the two major battles in which the Jeff Davis Artillery distinguished itself. An excellent performance was made by the battery under the command of Bondurant, but when he got ill the men did not operate in their usual excellent manner. The division of the Army of Virginia is noted. Destruction of railroads was necessary to disrupt service to the enemy. The sluggish manner in which they travelled towards Virginia is described. Alabamians' capability to withstand a winter campaign was raised and the artillery got time to rest—how soon they got back to the fight was up to the enemy.

Keywords: battles; performance; destruction; division; army; winter; rest; fight; enemy

Chapter.  6485 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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