Instructions for the Manufacture of Saltpetre


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civilken

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was that before they fired on Fort Sumter or after. Maybe Robert E Lee was on the wrong side.
 

Hunter

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The ladies of Selma, Alabama, were lauded for their " patriotic pissing" for this very purpose.
 

unicornforge

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Correct me if I am wrong, but we used to see white lumps that would form by themselves in the piles of horse manure as it rotted down. My humble understanding is the the white lumps were potassium nitrate (salt petre)
 



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