Question for the Board:
I found mention while doing some light reading about a Confederate Artillery group was "attached" to a cavalry unit. The gun they were in charge of was a "light" easily manageable piece, that could be brought into action with less men than a "standard" field cannon.
My question would be related to the overall chain of command and apperance of the artillery group.....would the cannoniers' be dressed like the cavalry unit or still be designated with "red" (as opposed to yellow on the trousers, jacket, hat, etc.).
I ask this in the vaguest of terms.....not necessarily specific to a certain cavalry unit or an artillery unit as organized during the War.
Has anyone heard of a CSA cavalry unit lugging around an artillery piece...we know of mounted and dismounted (without horses) cavalry units specifically of course.
I thank you,
Bossier City, Louisiana.