Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 8-1-19

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This week's Throwback Thursday records the visit of me and my old reenacting friend Ed Owens to a then-new group's gun crew where we served as instructors for the novice artillerymen, led by another friend Roy Beckett, owner of the full-scale mountain howitzer, its limber, and horse. Although I'm wearing an officer's uniform, I'm really serving in the position of gunner who was usually a corporal. (Ed and Roy are seated on the limber.) Unfortunately, I no longer remember the specific date nor location, it was ca. 1980.

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That limber looks a bit, off...
I think it was constructed (probably by Roy) from pictures rather than anything schematic or from a plan. What I think really throws it off is that it was built to pulled by a single horse rather than having a center pole between a pair like you would expect, and the way my friend Glen Smith built his, seen here at Corinth, Mississippi:

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