Armistead cried as he and perhaps 150 fellow Virginians leapt over the stone wall on Cemetery Ridge, piercing the Union line, and even momentarily driving federal artillerists
from their pieces, at a spot known to history as the Angle.
required knowledge of chemistry and geometry, so the Army employed them with, but organized and trained them apart from, cavalry and infantry.
To make matters worse, the artillerists
thought FOG-M should be an anti-aircraft weapon, while air defenders thought it should be an anti-armor weapon, and the Infantry believed FOG-M should belong in the Artillery.
The most reasonable story is that the day von Baeyer first synthesized barbituric acid, he visited a local tavern where soldiers were hoisting a few pints in honor of the patron saint of artillerists
and m iners, St.
Congress considered his request and passed several dozen statutes that granted supplemental funds for a naval armament, additional ships, another regiment of artillerists
and engineers, reinforcement of ports and harbors, additional cannons, arms, and ammunition and that authorized Adams to raise a provisional army and seize French ships (Fisher 1995, 17).
Friends of mine down South tell me that today at Witney there's a major gathering of this strange organisation, where life is regimental (with the emphasis very much on mental), and where accountants and teachers can temporarily moonlight as pikemen, musketeers or artillerists
Gribeauval's victory ultimately raised the professional status of artillerists
and engineers, thereby eroding the social bases of the military hierarchy and fostering a meritocracy based on technical training.
The [artillery] horses rolled in heaps everywhere tangled in their dying struggles--wheels knocked off gun carriages and artillerists
going to the rear or laying on the ground bleeding .
In 1794, Congress authorized a regiment of artillerists
and engineers that took station at West Point, New York.
1808--President Thomas Jefferson orders a company from the Regiment of Artillerists
to march north to help civil authorities quell an insurrection in parts of New England.
Meanwhile, although artillerists
were usually civilian contractors (the art proved too complex for the dilettantes commissioned because of their nobility), that field gradually became a military function.