North Shore Civil War Roundtable member John Scotto will present a lecture entitled Civil War Field Artillery: A Critical Reassessment. John has been a member of the NSCWR since 1997, and was an original member of the Steering Committee and Board of Directors until 2014. He’s helped lead two battlefield tours, and made three presentations to the Roundtable. John is currently employed by the Long Island Rail Road.
John’s presentation is on the capabilities and limitations of Civil War artillery, concentrating on the field, or “light” artillery most common on Civil War battlefields. His objective will be to provide a better understanding of the above, in order to help the student of the Civil War and battlefield visitor put the war in its proper technological and historic context.