Napoleon Series Archive 2009

Re: Observations upon Russian Ordnance

Thank you Stephen for these excellent points which I am following up. You are certainly articulate in how you express your knowledge. It interests me that if the Russians made up their ammunition in large quantities prior to battle, as it appears they carried more pre-made into battle, than the French. I am curious to know if there was any damp proofing used on the materials wrapping the powder of ready made charges, similar to the process used in rolling powder and ball to make up ready made smooth bore musket rounds and what the material would have been. I am sure you will recall the 1854 Indian Mutiny where a Sepoy named Mangal Pandy shot his officer on parade et al, over what grease was used on the paper. - that the grease used on the paper cartridges was perceived as unclean by the Sepoy. beef? , pork?

I have thought, but not confirmed that lanolin may have been lightly used on some armies rolled paper cartridge and wonder why could not the same product and process be used on the bag charges of the artillery to protect them from the dreaded damp.

Genevieve

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