I’m finally starting to go through all the photos I took at last weekend’s horse-drawn artillery school.

I’ll share more of the photos next week (and in the August issue of The Carriage Journal), but for now, let’s take a look at the just-completed battery wagon.

There’s one (yes, ONE) original Civil War-era battery wagon left in the U.S. And there were five reproductions. This wagon, then, is number seven, and it was built according to the original, excruciatingly detailed specifications.

These four horses can confirm that the wagon (here, not yet loaded with all of the supplies it was meant to carry) is quite heavy. It would, in fact, normally be hitched to a team of six horses.

 

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© Jennifer Singleton / www.TheSingleFrame.com

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© Jennifer Singleton / www.TheSingleFrame.com

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