Where did union troops most often place artillery sites

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I am overlaying old CW maps with google earth and it seem like the artillery was placed on a creek bank about 700 yards north of confederate positions.
but just behind site is a buff that is about 100 feet high. It seems like this is the area they would place their cannons. Could be a error on my part just trying to align these overlayed cW maps on google earth. (not always easy).

Where did union troops typical place their cannons? or is there a typical place?
 

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I am overlaying old CW maps with google earth and it seem like the artillery was placed on a creek bank about 700 yards north of confederate positions.
but just behind site is a buff that is about 100 feet high. It seems like this is the area they would place their cannons. Could be a error on my part just trying to align these overlayed cW maps on google earth. (not always easy).

Where did union troops typical place their cannons? or is there a typical place?
I would think terrain and likelihood of counter battery fire would be the deciding factors.I wouldn,t think of any site as typical but I,m no Civil War expert.
 

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