Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Treat for the Red-Legs Out There

I have been writing the "Medical Department" column for The Civil War News since late 2000.

Pete and Kay Jorgensen - publisher and managing editor of The Civil War News - also publish a quarterly magazine entitled The Artilleryman, "for people who collect and shoot cannons and mortars primarily from the 1750-1900 time period. Content includes cannon safety, artillery history, places to visit, book reviews, shoot reports, how-to articles, and artillery news U.S.and abroad."

They have a handsome website for The Artilleryman here. The website includes artillery safety rules, an article index for 29 years of the magazine, and an articles archives with the full text of selected feature articles.

I had the great privilege of having an article published in The Artilleryman in the Fall 2001 issue (Vol. 22, No.2). The article described the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, the museum's emphasis on artillery from entrance to exit, the outstanding Reaves Military Weapons Collection, and especially the collection's “Mosby Cannon,” a rare and well-documented 2.25-inch bronze Confederate mountain rifle.

You can read the full article, "Tredegar ‘Mosby Cannon’ On View At Oklahoma 45th Infantry Museum," here.

(photograph courtesy of 45th Infantry Division museum website)

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