Table of Fire
- one piece of evidence, wayne, is such things as the table of fire from
Hogg's book that I just uploaded into Photos. Canister is only
mentioned in the text, but was used at such short range that a table
was not needed, I guess. So this mentions solid shot, shell, case
shot, canister, but not grape-shot . I am sure you are right that
"never used" is not going to be the case... but the intent of grape
was to have something for longer range and was used a lot before the
invention of case shot and just plain old better fuses for shell, IMHO.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, GnrlJEJohnston@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 5/2/2005 4:33:40 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> carlw4514@y... writes:
> I have a private, unconfirmed theory that "grape" was truly almost
> never used in the ACW...
> It was not common, but it was used. I guess that might come into
> classification of almost never used, but the truth of the matter is
that it was
> used and thus cannot be discounted IMHO.
- 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