Re: Union Artillery
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Donald Pontious
> A 20 pdr is not a napoleon. A napoleon is a 12 pdr.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.
> On 5/2/05, Jeff <jblake47@y...> wrote:to
> > Your description of pre-war terms and tubes indicate that by the CW
> > time many of these huge guns were rendered obsolete due to the fact
> > that they were way to heavy in the field. I think Burnsides had a
> > couple of 20# Napoleons at Antietam, but when one discusses the
> > general makeup of the armament of the CW period, minor exceptions
> > the rule are surely evident, but not in a manner sufficient to make
> > any noticable impact on the warfare of the time.
- 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