are built on fact. And so it is with one such military legend born in New
Orleans and known today as the Washington Artillery. Created by need,
strengthened by duty, and perpetuated by pride, it boasts a tradition of
fighting men, and now women, gallantly revered throughout the nation and
abroad. This honor lay not on some mythical legend, but one whose battle
honors read like a synopsis of American military history. Its humble trail
of heritage originated around the same time as the city for which it serves
and has evolved into a renowned military organization of citizen-soldiers.