Suggested Reading

Below are some readings that members of the Jeff Davis believe have an importance in understanding the who, what, when, where, and how.

Artillery Manuals

Andrews Mounted Artillery Drill C.S. R. Snowden Andrews 1863

Instructions for Field Artilley U.S. French, Barry, and Hunt 1864

The Artillerists Manual John Gibbon 1864

Handbook of Artilley Joseph Roberts 1863

Patten's Artillery Drill George Washington Patten 1862


From Selma to Appomattox: The History of the Jeff Davis Artillery Lawrence R. Laboda

The Pride of the Confederate Artillery: The Washington Artillery in The Army of Tennessee Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr.

"Co. Aytch" - A Side Show of the Big Show Sam R. Watkins

The Artillery of Nathan Bedford Forrest's Calvalry John Watson Morton

Autumn of Glory: The Army of Tennessee 1862-1865 Thomas Lawrence Connelly

C.S. Ordnance Manual Gorgas 1863

Field Manual for Ordnance Officers C.S. Gorgas 1862

Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States Confederate States War Department


U.S. Ordnance Manual US War Department 1862

Hardtack and Coffee John D. Billings

Corporal Si Klegg and His Pard Wilbur F. Hinman

Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee 1861-1865 Steven E. Woodworth

Customs of Service for Noncommissioned Officers and SoldiersAugust V. Kautz 1864

United States Army Regulations United States War Department

The Columbia Rifles Research Compendium 2nd Edition


Military Dictionary Henry L. Scott 1864

Silas' Library of Links

Silas Tackitt has complied a huge list of links that include manuals for all of the branches, discussions about tactics, and articles about reenacting from all over the web. This is a great resource for all.