Tell me more! Swapping Guns

The Walking Dead

Corporal
Joined
May 19, 2021
Does anyone know of an instance where an artillery battery swapped it's guns for that of captured enemy guns in the midst of battle and continued fighting?
 

Mdiesel

First Sergeant
Joined
Sep 28, 2010
Location
Maryland
Does anyone know of an instance where an artillery battery swapped it's guns for that of captured enemy guns in the midst of battle and continued fighting?
Confederates would have definitely switched out to better ordinance after the fighting was over but not during combat. Turn a gun & fire it? Sure.

but enemy batteries aren’t just left sitting around waiting for a switch-a-roo. They tended to fight them hard & only give em up at the very last extremity.

Besides do you have the same shells? Same accoutrements? Appropriate fuses? So many different variables would need to be exact.
 
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