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 Posted: Fri Nov 14th, 2008 03:15 am
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Johan Steele
Life NRA,SUVCW # 48,Legion 352

Joined: Sat Dec 2nd, 2006
Location: South Of The North 40, Minnesota USA
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Doc C wrote: Johan

I've heard through the grapevine that for my for upcoming GB test they might ask several questions regarding artillery. In my reading there were primarily 3 artilery pieces at the burg - napoleons, parrots, ordinance rifles and 2 whitworths (csa). I'm guessing but I feel that they will throw up images of the various pieces and ask for recognition. Any good websites for study?

Doc C

Actually  Doc no site needed.  The 3" Rifle is the simplest w/ the cleanest lines.  The Napoleon has the swell at the muzzle (except CS which look like a 3" on steroids.  Parrot has the distinctive band around the breech and the Whitworth is pretty distinctive... I don't think I've ever seen a pic that doesn't show off the breech, even that said it's the slimest most dainty looking of the group.


As a note the CS also hauled about a dozen howitzers & 6 20 lb Parrott guns as well, I'm not certain what batteries they were w/ though.  There were actually 4 Whitworth's one each w/ Dearing, Henry, Eshleman & Garnett's Battalions.

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