Re: Union Artillery
- I have a private, unconfirmed theory that "grape" was truly almost
never used in the ACW...
Cased shot & spherical case shot are other terms for a Shrapnel round,
and I do believe this was sometimes used.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, keeno2@a... wrote:
> Read somewhere that cased shot was rarely used by land forces. It
> shot, shell, or canister. Might have to take that back. The 1863 CS
> Manual specifies 20 spherical case rounds (out of 50) for a
6-pounder, but only
> 8 (out of 32) for a 12#. Understandably, the number goes back up to
> of 39) for a 12# howitzer.
> And yes, 27 iron balls in canister would be much larger than a Minie
- 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