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During the Civil War Period the majority of Immigrants who came to america came as they did prior to the start of the war from Germany and Ireland. Other Countries that many immigrants came from were Hungry, Italy, China and Poland
 

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At about 7am tomorrow (Monday 6/10) I'll be posting a new trivia question for you. At that time I'll score Friday's Question. I'll also let you know if we will make up Saturday's & Sunday's questions in the morning.

I'll also be updating the scores some time tomorrow. Have a good night!
 

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Well, as you may have already read, the server is back up and running, after a very busy weekend. It took a lot longer than I expected, my 56K modem had a fit when I tried to send 80+ MB to the server. But the job is done, and the message boards are working, and so are most of the other parts of our site.

Note that the links at the bottom of trivia have changed, old links from previous questions should not be followed.

We are going to skip the questions that would have been played on Saturday & Sunday. That means our next game still begins on Saturday.

Yesterday's Question: During the Civil War, more than 800,000 immigrants entered the United States. From which countries did the majority of the immigrants come? Germany, Ireland, & England.

Here is Today's Question, Worth One Point:

What is the job of the number three man in field artillery drill?

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# 3 covers the vent with his thumb wearing protective leather gloves. Sets the Aim and Pricks the charge with vent pick
 
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Number 3 "covers the vent with his thumb wearing a protective thumbstall. The Gunner sights the piece and directing #3, (now on the handspike), in setting the aim. After sighting and loading, at the "Ready" command, #3 pricks the charge with a vent prick..."

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#3 will cover the vent with his thumb, while the round is rammed home by #2. The gunner then sights the piece, operating the elevating screw to set the range, and directing #3, now on the handspike, in setting the aim.

After sighting and loading, at the command "Ready", #3 pricks the charge with a vent pick, and #4 hooks the lanyard to a friction primer and inserts the primer in the vent. At the command "Fire", #4 pulls the lanyard and the piece is dischasrged.
 
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Number 3 covers the vent with his thumb, wearing a protective leather thumbstall. The Gunner then sights the piece, operating the elevating screw to set the range, and directing Number 3, now on the handspike, in setting the aim.After sighting and loading, at the command "Ready", Number 3 pricks the charge with a vent pick.
 
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Number 3 covers the vent with his thumb, wearing a protective leather thumbstall. The Gunner then sights the piece, operating the elevating screw to set the range, and directing Number 3, now on the handspike, in setting the aim.
After sighting and loading, at the command "Ready", Number 3 pricks the charge with a vent pick.
 
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The process begins with the gunner's command for the type of ammunition and the range; Number 6 assisted by Numbers 7 and 8, at the limber chest, calls out the elevation and cuts the fuzes. At the command "Load", Number 1 steps to the muzzle with the rammer held parallel to the bore. Number 5 is given a round of ammunition by Number 6 or 7, and delivers the round to Number 2, who inserts it in the bore, where Number 1 rams it home. While this is taking place,

"Number 3 covers the vent with his thumb, wearing a protective leather thumbstall. The Gunner then sights the piece, operating the elevating screw to set the range, and directing Number 3, now on the handspike, in setting the aim.
After sighting and loading, at the command "Ready", Number 3 pricks the charge with a vent pick,"

and Number 4 hooks the lanyard to a friction primer and inserts the primer in the vent. At the command "Fire", Number 4 pulls the lanyard and the piece is discharged. The cannon is then run back into position; Number 1 sponges the piece and the process can begin again. A battery of well-trained cannoneers could fire two or even three rounds a minute, especially under combat conditions when they skipped sponging.
from:
http://www.cwartillery.org/adrill.html
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Number 3 covers the vent with his thumb, wearing a protective leather thumbstall. The Gunner then sights the piece, operating the elevating screw to set the range, and directing Number 3, now on the handspike, in setting the aim. After sighting and loading, at the command "Ready", Number 3 pricks the charge with a vent pick.
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