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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 09:20 pm
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what types of artillery ordinance was used by the uniion army at fredericksburg



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Primarily Napoleaons(SP) and Parrotts... I cannot remember the shot size however...



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any hotchkiss shells?I bought one that was said to be from fredericksburg



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any hotchkiss shells??i bought one said to be from fredericksburg



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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?

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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 .

 

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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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Without doing the research I couldn't tell you what guns they were using but these were the units involved



ARTILLERY.
Brig. Gen. HENRY J. HUNT.

Artillery Reserve.
Lieut. Col. WILLIAM HAYS.

New York Light, 5th Battery,
Capt. Elijah D. Taft.
1st Battalion New York Light, Battery A,
Capt. Otto Diederichs.
1st Battalion New York Light, Battery B,
Capt. Adolph Voegelee.
1st Battalion New York Light, Battery C,
Lieut. Bernhard Wever.
1st Battalion New York Light, Battery D,
Capt. Charles Kusserow.
1st United States, Battery K,
Capt. William M. Graham.
2d United States, Battery A,
Capt. John C. Tidball.
4th United States, Battery G,
Lieut. Marcus P. Miller.
5th United States, Battery K,
Lieut. David H. Kinzie.
32d Massachusetts Infantry, Company C,
Capt. Josiah C. Fuller.

Unattached Artillery.
Maj. THOMAS S. TRUMBULL.

1st Connecticut Heavy, Battery B,
Capt. Albert F. Brooker.
1st Connecticut Heavy, Battery M,
Capt. Franklin A. Pratt,



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If that is a complete list of the artillery units, then the 15 or so 3" ordnance rifles in federal batteries would be accurate as not all units had them..



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Thanks Bama .  I am still trying to learn arty and I get so confused . I told the muster group I need one of those cheat sheets like you buy for flowers or birds.  laminated with all the different cannons and artillary on it . I bet it would sell well in the bookshops .

Susan



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susansweet3 wrote: Thanks Bama .  I am still trying to learn arty and I get so confused . I told the muster group I need one of those cheat sheets like you buy for flowers or birds.  laminated with all the different cannons and artillary on it . I bet it would sell well in the bookshops .

Susan


YOUR FORTUNE IS MADE!

That really is a great idea... could even taylor it to the canon found at the individual parks... " The Canon of Shiloh" as an example... great idea!



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That would be even better .  I like that the Cannons of Shiloh.  I know at the first muster I  attened I followed Dave Gorski around asking him and what is this cannon? .

Of course if it works for me as well as the flower, tree and bird ones I have I am in real trouble as those don't help me much. 

Susan



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