Aiming to Please | Knox's Headquarters | Outdoors & Recreation | Chronogram Magazine
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Aiming to Please

When: Sat., July 20, 12-4 p.m. 2019
The long barrel artillery piece or gun was a dominating presence on most of the battlefields of the American Revolution. Firing solid iron balls out to distances of 1,000 yards and deadly shotgun blasts of caseshot, small iron balls in a tin canister up to 300 yards, the gun devastated enemy formations. The larger versions battered down walls and smashed holes in great warships. Learn about the use of 18th century artillery and how the Americans at New Windsor prepared some of the guns, howitzers and mortars that were used at the siege at Yorktown, Virginia. See the gun fired every half-hour and if you are ambitious help drag it into position.


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