Limbers are like the pick-up trucks with a tow hitch of the Civil War. They were used to haul cannons, caissons, battery wagons, and even a coffee wagon. We have several period photos showing rows of limbers and other carriages lined up at wharves and railroad depots as in the scene above at City Point, VA.
|View of the limber I drew|
|Gerry's battery wagon on top with|
my limbers and cannon