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A Battery at Close Quarters A Paper Read before the Ohio Commandery of the Loyal Legion October 6 1909


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A Battery at Close Quarters A Paper Read before the Ohio Commandery of the Loyal Legion October 6 1909
During the Civil War artillery projectiles were divided as to structure into solid, hollow and case shot. The solid shot were intended to batter down walls or heavy obstructions. Hollow projectiles, called shell and shrapnel, were for use against animate objects; to set fire to buildings and destroy lighter obstructions. Under the head of case shot we had grape and canister.

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