Table of Contents
Section 1: Translations - Horse Artillery
Translated by Digby Smith, (Aug 2010) Smoothbore Ordnance Journal, 1 (01)
Translated by Geert van Uthoven, (Aug 2010) Smoothbore Ordnance Journal, 1 (02)
Translated by Geert van Uthoven, (Aug 2010) Smoothbore Ordnance Journal, 1 (03)
Section 2: Horses and Mobility
Adye (1801-27) Bombardier and Pocket Gunner’
of Field Artillery; Past and Present,”
of Horse Haulage,”
the Choices of Horses for the Artillery”
IV: Artillery Carriages”
Section 3: Naval Ordnance
Full Load of Ammunition, 1812,”
Wartime Gun Batteries,”
‘“Old Ironsides” On
Section 4: Biographies and Memoirs
of Jean Baptist Viscomte de Gribeauval (1715-1789) in Wurzbach
Important Family of Saxon Artillery Officers, the Rouvroys”
“The Hoyer Family of Saxon Artillery
and Engineer Officers”
from the Memoir of Baron Alexander de Senarmont, Lieutenant of
the French Army,”
Section 5: Ordnance Texts in Context
“Notes on Adye (1801-27) Bombardier and Pocket
de Tousard and his ‘Artillerists Companion’: An Investigation
of Source Materials for Napoleonic Ordnance,”
Section 6: Dispatches
This is a readers’ section offering correspondence, inquiries and discussion on ordnance subjects. The editors of the Smoothbore Ordnance Journal invite queries but please note that we cannot answer questions relating to genealogy. Those interested in such matters are directed to the many websites that specialise in this type of research. Please send your inquiries to the Editor.
Note that each letter or inquiry is numbered, so they can be referred in future by that number, such as 3001.
What is the service life of bronze ordnance?
Answer 3001: [from Donald E. Graves]
Question 3002: [From Jonah Oliver]
Bridges and their demolition were key to most of the Napoleonic campaigns.
Answer 3002: [From Stephen Summerfield]
Section 7: Reviews
RW and WG Eliot (1813 rp2010) Bombardier and Pocket Gunner”
Noël, With Napoleon's Guns: The Military Memoirs of an
Officer of the First Empire”
Section 8: Artefacts and Imagery
Art of Alexander Cavalie Mercer”
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