Re: Union Artillery
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "oneplez" <oneplez@y...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "oneplez" <oneplez@y...> wrote:sure
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dick Weeks" <shotgun@c...>
> > wrote:
> > > Cannister is considerably larger than a musket ball. I'm not
> > you couldhit
> > > really mistake someone being hit by cannister and someone being
> > by athat
> > > 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
> > What's the calibeer of the cannister?Corona!)
> > Don
> Immediately after I posted, I remembered Google. An answer they
> supplied is:
> Canister is .69 caliber (not calibeer, not to be confused with
>Here is a web site that details hunting deer with Mountain howitzers:
Although this may not be politically correct, the author did state
that the the caliber used was .69! Seems to me that I've read that
some earlier Austrian guns used were .69.
- 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