Harry......I'd win a quick bet from you that the vast MAJORITY of Light Field Artillerymen were never issued long rifles or carbines during the American Civil War. That's NEVER. I'm not talking Heavies or Fort cannoneers.....but Light Field Artillery.....110 horses per 6 gun battery, 150 artillerymen..... pistols issued to sergeants, mounted buglers, officer's only....
Horniste! Blas das Signal zum Angriffe!
"But in the end, it's the history, stupid. If you can't document it, forget about it. And no amount of 'tomfoolery' can explain away conduct that in the end makes history (and living historians) look stupid and wrong. "