Discussion Caissons & Limbers - The “commonly used” terms and historical accurate information is disconnected. What’s the difference? & history?

SP4Carlisle

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Greetings. I found a few posts titled
“What is the difference between a Caisson & a Limber” and have almost all answers to be incorrect. I joined your forum to share the knowledge I have about Caissons, their history and to attempt to clarify all the grey areas involving these terms. Most of the posts I have seen here are vaguely correct concerning “common usage of terms”. The true historically accurate being lost in time to most.
Where to begin? Well it will take me awhile to write a lengthy essay, so I would like to begin fielding questions, where should I start? What is difference between a limber & caisson? Ask away
 

Tom Elmore

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Was there a regulation distance between the limber and caisson on a battlefield?
 

DixieRifles

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Most of the posts I have seen here are vaguely correct concerning “common usage of terms”.
I recall a recent thread where someone corrected another person’s post. There is another post about the organization of a battery and all its equipment. But Im terrible at googling these.
 
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