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Henry Jackson Hunt

Born: Sep 14, 1819

Death: Feb 11, 1889

Birthplace: Detroit

Nationality: United States

Henry Jackson Hunt

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1819
Date of Death : Feb 11, 1889
Birth Place : Detroit

Henry Jackson Hunt was Chief of Artillery in the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. Considered by his contemporaries the greatest artillery tactician and strategist of the war, he was a master of the science of gunnery and rewrote the manual on the organization and use of artillery in early modern armies. His courage and tactics affected the outcome of some of the most significant battles in the war, including Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and most notably at Gettysburg.

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