Discussion in 'Military History' started by W.G.Ewald, Dec 13, 2012.
I saw one of these fired during a re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg.
How old are these mortars? I vaguely remember reading that the Dutch used them in the early 18th century.
You are right, and your recollection is not vague at all.
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The "bombs bursting in air" of our national anthem.
But this mortar does not burn face. The thick walls of the trunk, testify about the poor quality of the metal, at the time.
That mortar was called "The Dictator."
I would guess that the smooth-bore barrel was iron.
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