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    Artillery Chain of Command

    How did the chain of command work within an artillery battery? Who made decisions about the type of round to fire, the distance to the target, the length of the fuse if applicable, etc.? In other words, a courier dashes up to a battery commander and says, “Captain, your orders are to engage a...
  2. James N.

    How to Fire a Civil War Cannon

    Part I - Cannoneers Post! We're all familiar with the roar of the guns and maybe even the smell of the gunpowder, but exactly how was it that Civil War artillery was manned and the guns were fired, according to regulation and the period drill employed by the armies of the North and South...


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