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 Posted: Wed Feb 24th, 2010 05:50 pm
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susansweet3 wrote: By doing a little research on line first for the hotchkiss shell I find it was used in a 3-inch wrought iron (ordnance) rifle Then by going to the Frederickburg National Park site I find that both the Union and the Confederacy had this artillery at Fredericksburg. A little research on line doesn't take more than a few minutes sometimes to find an answer .


Bama ? Johan did I get it right?

Miss Susan

You are dead on... I think the federals had 15 to 20 of them according to a NPS site I visited, but there could have been more... listing is rather confusing in that it does not appear to be very comprehensive..

Confederates used captured guns as well as the copies they made. 'theirs were not as accurate due to inferior steel and limited production facilities..



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