Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Union Artillery
- In a message dated 5/2/2005 1:14:21 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, shotgun@... writes:
I am somewhat out of my element trying to intelligently discuss Civil War weapons.You need to get ahold of a couple of Joe Bilby's books Shotgun, on CW weaponry including the new one he is presently writing on repeating rifles used in the war.
- 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