Cannoneering

Neat video purporting to be a science experiment on determining the position of artillery on preserved battlefields, but there’s less science on display than yeehawing reenactors and buffs getting to shoot live ammunition from a Napoleon cannon.

Seeing the grapeshot’s range and scatter disquieting. I am amazed anew at the bravery of the men who marched willingly into the face of that threat. ¬†Hearing that peculiar jangling noise as you marched within range must have been terrifying.

 

Cannister Shot From Civil War Cannon.wmv – YouTube.

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