Napoleon Series Archive 2009

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Stephen,

I’m sure there will be many who have a specialist interest in artillery, its development and employment etc, looking forward to the publication of your forthcoming work. Meantime, would this work be of use – in terms of providing a general idea of the number of personnel, for manning, supplying and supporting artillery, and the extent of materiel for undertaking such a major enterprise as a siege of a fortified place? I note this work is not contemporaneous. But reference is made to Adye in the preface. There's also some very interesting looking tables in the work! In your view, does the work have any credibility / relevance to discussion of the employment of artillery in the Napoleonic period?

Specifically in relation to 32 pounders, is it possible that carronades might be employed in a siege?

The British gunner
By J. Morton Spearman
Edition: 3
Published by Parker, Furnivall, & Parker, 1844

http://www.google.com/books?id=0-cDAAAAQAAJ

Best wishes

Anthony

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