from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. that portion of the artillery in which the cannoneers are mounted, and which usually serves with the cavalry; flying artillery.
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The horse artillery were ranged on the quay, in marching order, with guns mounted, and several pack horses loaded, waiting the signal to embark on their transport, which was moored alongside.
Moorman's battery of the horse artillery was waiting on the Turnpike, and other batteries would come up quickly.
Four guns of the horse artillery were to go under Pelham's charge.
The cheers became vengeful screams, and from the top of the Medellin the General Officers watched as the first line of the French attack disintegrated and the line of Germans and Guardsmen chased them backwards, pursuing the shattered columns at bayonet point across the stream, past the horse artillery which had simply been abandoned by the enemy without firing a shot.
Wickham's brigade, with some pieces of horse artillery on Fort