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This book is richly illustrated with 122 engravings of all types of artillery equipment. The engravings are highly detailed and of an outstanding character. In terms of content, it provides the most thorough explanation of how artillery operates in the field; definitions of all the equipment belonging to a Civil War artillery battery; explanations on the use of each piece of equipment; details for handling the horses; movement of artillery; formations for battle, etc. The illustrations show the gun, ancillary equipment, caissons and wagons, harnesses, ammunition types and how used, etc., in addition to artillery bugle calls, and emplacement positions. Elegant in its detail of equipment and use in battle.