U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum
A view of an artillery piece at The U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum.
A look inside of the the museum's exhibits.
Field Artillery at The U.S. Field Artillery Museum
Air Defense piece at The U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum.
The Chinese were the first to invent the cannon in the 12th century
Backstory and Context
The museum exhibits are arranged chronologically and each is dedicated to a certain era complete with artillery pieces, ammo, uniforms, rifles, pistols, tools, gear, tactics, and plenty of stories from veterans. The museum has become one of the leading destinations in Fort Sill, Oklahoma with exhibits and guided tours, as well as live demonstrations of how muskets were loaded and fired in the Revolutionary War and Civil War. The museum also offers the option of holding weapons that were used in WWI and WWII.
The museum demonstrates the vital role of artillery and supports the statement by Napoleon Bonaparte that "it is with artillery that one makes war.” Field artillery has had a central place in every war from simple cannons in the 13th century to modern paladins.
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