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Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Union Artillery

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  • Donald Pontious
    ... A Napoleon is a 12pdr, period, not a 6pdr or 20 pdr. The term 12pdr refers to the weight of the solid shot that the smooth bore cannon used.
    Message 1 of 66 , May 3, 2005
      On 5/3/05, hank9174 <clarkc@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > 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...
      >
      > HankC

      A Napoleon is a 12pdr, period, not a 6pdr or 20 pdr. The term "12pdr"
      refers to the weight of the solid shot that the smooth bore cannon
      used.
    • Donald Pontious
      ... A Napoleon is a 12pdr, period, not a 6pdr or 20 pdr. The term 12pdr refers to the weight of the solid shot that the smooth bore cannon used.
      Message 66 of 66 , May 3, 2005
        On 5/3/05, hank9174 <clarkc@...> wrote:
        > >
        > > 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...
        >
        > HankC

        A Napoleon is a 12pdr, period, not a 6pdr or 20 pdr. The term "12pdr"
        refers to the weight of the solid shot that the smooth bore cannon
        used.
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