Wednesday, December 21, 2016

12 Pounder and Cannister Shot!

This is a fascinating look at smoothbore artillery used during the Civil War.  If you have been to a re-enactment with artillery you have been cheated just a bit.  The brass cannons firing powder only make a nice boom, but you are missing something.   The brass tubes ring like a bell when a projectile goes rattling down the bore.  You get to hear plenty of it in this video, so enjoy this rare treat.


Merle Morrison said...

Nasty stuff. Reminds me of the 105mm beehive rounds from the old days in VN.


David aka True Blue Sam said...

"Beehive" sounds like a nasty round! I bet it worked miracles in bad situations.