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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2007 12:35 pm
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Ole is correct. I've seen a couple of single-piece atrillery demonstrations, and each time, they used only a half-charge (mostly to cut down on the smoke, I think), and it was still pretty loud. I think I read they used only half-charges in the movie, too, because of the smoke factor.

Anyway, Lee had about 160 pieces aimed at Cemetery Ridge and Meade had about 120 pieces aimed at Seminary Ridge. I can only imagine the noise and the terror.

I've read the barrage could be heard in Philadelphia. You can talk to me all you want about acoustic shadows and what not, but if that's true, that's still pretty amazing.

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