Re: Union Artillery
- --- In email@example.com, "oneplez" <oneplez@y...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dick Weeks" <shotgun@c...>Immediately after I posted, I remembered Google. An answer they
> > Cannister is considerably larger than a musket ball. I'm not sure
> you could
> > really mistake someone being hit by cannister and someone being hit
> by a
> > musket ball. Looks to me like cannister would make a fair size
> cavity in a
> > person. Now, I can see that if someone was hit by case shot that
> What's the calibeer of the cannister?
Canister is .69 caliber (not calibeer, not to be confused with Corona!)
- On 5/3/05, hank9174 <clarkc@...> wrote:
> >A Napoleon is a 12pdr, period, not a 6pdr or 20 pdr. The term "12pdr"
> > Hmmm, that's strange, I always thought the term Napolean meant the
> > style of gun, not it's caliber. I could have even bet that the 6#
> > Napolean was also a common gun on the field.
> The Napoleon style (stubby bronze tubes) did not scale well. A 12
> pounder is an incredibly heavy load.
> There are 20-lb Parrotts, which are rifled, but no 20-lb Napoleons
> which are smoothbores...
refers to the weight of the solid shot that the smooth bore cannon