Confederate Artillery Artifacts

Red piping and facings on uniforms of Confederate and Union uniforms indicated the artillery branch. As in other branches of the Confederate Army, many of the weapons and much of the equipment was captured from the other side, as indicated in this photograph by the Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver (12), and the U.S. Foot Artillery sword (15), which is so short that it is virtually a dirk.

1 Typical trousers, as worn by enlisted Confederate Army artillerymen

2 Pair of 20lb Parrott shells

3 Typical style forage cap as worn by enlisted gunners

4 Alternative style of forage cap as worn by enlisted gunners

5 50lb shell produced by the Confederate ordnance facility located at Dahlgren, Virginia

Confederate Artillery Hat
Aititacis comtesv ot The Mtismim ot the Conloderacy. Richmond. Va
Confederate Artillery


Representative shirt worn by


Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver with

Confederate gunners

holster and belt




Wooden water canteen, complete


Shipping crate used for movement of

with strap for carrying

heavy projectiles


Haversack, complete with shoulder


Short-style jacket as worn by enlisted

strap for carrying



Model 1833 U S Foot Artillery short


Alternative short-style |acket as worn

sword (dirk) wilh protective leather

by enlisted gunners


11 6lb spherical solid shot

11 6lb spherical solid shot

Confederate Artillery Uniforms

Confederate Artillerymen's Uniforms and Equipment

Confederate Artillery Officers' Uniforms and Equipment

The designated branch-of-service color for the artillery in both armies was red. In the Confederate forces, the artillery's red forage caps topped with gold braid added to their aura, as did their smart uniforms, which were among the more colorful in their army.

Frock coat of Second Lt. George E Saville, Parker's Light Artillery (Virginia)

Forage cap of Col W J. Saunders, Chief of Artillery on Gen J. E Johnston's staff

Uniform jacket of Maj. Robert Stiles Shirt of Lt. John Selden, 2nd Co., Richmond Howitzers Selden's frock coat, see item 4 Leather gauntlets of Capt G. Gaston Otey, Co. A, 13th Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery

Otey s uniform jacket, see Item 6

Confederate Artillery Uniforms

Otey's forage cape, see item 6 Selden's underclothing, see item 4 Sword-belt of Second Lt Charles E Munford, Letcher Battery 1840 U S. Artillery sword of Maj. Gen J. L. Kemper Selden's trousers, see item 4 Officer's sash

Otey's belt and holster, see item 6 Field glasses of First Lt W. T.

Mumford, Co. G, Louisiana Artillery

16 Sword-belt

17 Selden's uniform vest, see #4

18 19 Field glasses of Maj. Gen. S. Jones

20 Wooden canteen

21 Canteen of C. Palfrey

22 Campaign chest of Lt. William T Mumford

23 1840 U.S. Artillery sword of Brig. Gen. Richard Brooke Garnett

Jackets The Museum The Confederacy
Artifacts courtesy of The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond. Va f 15. 17 23. Runs A Pntchaid Collection 16


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