This book brings to light the workings of the British Corps of Artillery during the 1776 Valcour Island campaign and the 1777 Saratoga Campaign of the American Revolutionary War.
The Artillery Never Gained More Honour: The British Artillery in the 1776 Valcour Island and 1777 Saratoga Campaigns
About the Book
The Artillery Never Gained More Honour highlights the efforts and contributions of the British Corps or Artillery in the Valcour Island campaign of 1776 and the Saratoga Campaign of 1777. It recounts the participation by both the British Royal Artillery and the Hesse Hanau Artillery, who served as hired allies of the British. This history focuses on the tactical, logistical and command functions of the Royal Artillery by making considerable use of primary sources, many of them utilized for the first time in this study. It concludes with a detailed examination of the British artillery pieces used during the campaigns and makes an effort to identify the current location of all documented Saratoga artillery pieces. Artillery buffs and students of the War for American Independence will find the book of interest.
About the Author
Douglas R. Cubbison is a 1980 Distinguished Military Graduate and Cum Laude History Graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has six years of active duty and ten years active reserves experience as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army, leaving the Army as a major. He has long been active in living history events from the French and Indian War through the Civil War. He has previously served as the president of a historic preservation and interpretation firm and as cultural resources manager for the US Military Academy, West Point. He was deployed to Afghanistan as Command Historian with the 10th Mountain Division. He is currently employed as the Curator for the Wyoming Veterans Museum in Casper, Wyoming. Mr. Cubbison has previously published six books, two monographs, and numerous professional journal articles on topics including military, social and transportation history from the American Revolution through the Global War on Terror.
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