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The French artillerist

The French artillerist

containing brief instructions for the different objects of practical artillery

by

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Published by Etheridge and Bliss in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Artillery.,
  • Artillery drill and tactics.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementselected from French authorities by Ir. Am. de Lacroix ; translated by Samuel Mackay.
    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 15386.
    ContributionsFrance. Armée. Artillerie.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination54 p.
    Number of Pages54
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17710339M

    The entire lockplate slides backwards along the frame as the loads are discharged from front to rear, with the metal ball behind each propellant charge acting to seal the bore and prevent multiple discharge. His goal was to achieve a level of precision and standardization not found at the federal armories; or indeed, anywhere. They could outmaneuver irregular troops because of their superior organization. Indeed Herr Oberst Smola's Austrian gunners of are held up as being notable because some of them were finally becoming much closer to the French!

    Muskets were short-range weapons. Alder claims that engineering was a "quintessential revolutionary activity" that "denies history" [Alder, Engineering the Revolution: Arms and Enlightenment in France, Princeton: Princeton University Press,15] and that engineers played a crucial role in shaping the French Revolution. The smaller shod handspike Fig. The end of the Napoleonic Wars left Britain with a surplus of Brown Bess muskets, many of which were sold off around the world. Each corps was to have an artillery reserve, the artillery chief of each corps being an artillery general officer with a staff, and that reserve would be made up of at least two foot artillery companies, one of them if possible being a pounder company and one horse artillery company.

    During this time, the Whitney family maintained a close relationship to Springfield Armory, with numerous Springfield patterns being mass-produced at Whitneyville. The old regimes of Europe had relied upon small, tightly organized and disciplined professional armies during the Age of Reason, Napoleon was heir to military reforms and social upheaval that created a vast, flexible, and fast moving Blitzkrieg army made up of highly motivated conscripts. With Google translate to help? None were as gifted as Napoleon himself, but they ensured a high caliber of leadership.


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Produced by Jacob and Samuel Hawken in St. Hawken rifles are quite beautiful but were tremendously expensive, and were favored by a diverse range of pioneers from Kit Carson to Porter Rockwell. By 9 March, however, the Monitor had arrived, and for five hours it screened the Virginia from doing anymore serious damage to the Union fleet.

Standing several paces apart, each file or two to three men who stood one behind the other when in close orderwould fight individually while obeying the commands of the officers and NCOs. An automatic priming system dispenses priming powder when the hammer is cocked.

Most read. He examines not only the battle that took place between the Monitor and the Virginia, but he also looks at what led to the design of the ironclads.

For those less dedicated to France and the liberal cause, there was loyalty to Napoleon himself. There would be an army artillery reserve under the army artillery chief-a general officer again with his own staff. When the shooter pulls the trigger, the primer ignites the charge in the central barrel, which sparks the surrounding six barrels through six internal vents.

The three Ohio regiments that fought in the first campaign, and the two Kentucky brigades savaged in the campaign were volunteer militia units.

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Then in a French artillerist introduced a shell gun that fired a hollow shell filled with powder that could explode after impact. The book examines the decisions to employ ironclads during the American Civil War, analyzes the men who designed and served on the first ships, and depicts the epic battle that altered the course of history.

The key difference was that they used a specific drillbook and fought in a formation, albeit a loose one. Napoleon frequently marched his troops not as a single massed army but as several separate corps, each under the command of a marshal. After the revolution, promotion to military rank was earned through merit.

American armories eagerly copied the small improvements made in flintlock arms by the French. The senior general of the United States Army, James Wilkinson, was an inveterate schemer who had seemingly been involved and survived every major conspiracy and scandal in the early Republic.

The innovations went far deeper than that, however. Lead by clever men and using the skills of specialists, these ministries became more effective.

The business end of two loading implements—the rammer Fig. His lengthy manual included material on topics like projectiles, the various types of artillery tubes and carriages, fuzes and implements.

Even though the musket hardly changed during its period of dominance between andtactics continued to evolve, and any army that sought to master warfare had to keep up with the changes. After the Revolution, new barracks and workshops were added, and Springfield quickly emerged as the largest arsenal in the fledging United States of America.

C New excercise for Language: English. Only an expert or collector could distinguish a French musket made in the s from one manufactured in the s however.

Finally, the rifleman picked up his weapon and poured a small amount of powder into the pan of his firelock. Purchasing an old grist mill, he rebuilt the dam and used running water to power his tools.

When the crew of the Virginia finally freed the vessel the ram broke loose as they backed the ironclad out. Skilled men from the middle classes could take command.

If it is necessary to cast cannon, I can cast them; if it is necessary to teach the details of drill, I can do that. A rifle took more time for a soldier to load than a musket, normally a minute compared to three times a minute for smoothbores.

They lacked the expertise and the money to field highly mobile forces, backed up by efficient baggage trains, engineers, pontineers, and other specialist troops.This banner text can have markup.

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Front hinge starting, rear hinge crudely repaired. But tight and square / No Jacket. Item # French was Northern born, graduate of West Point, and had an early army career as an artillerist.

He was chosen early in the War for a general's position where he served until as. The system was based largely on that of field carriages developed by the famous French artillerist, General Jean Baptiste de Gribeauval.

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