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The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Rousseauís Raid (July 10-18, 1864) - Apr 22nd, 2004
Civil War Alabama Group | 2001 | Frederick Bush

Posted on 04/22/2004 12:00:08 AM PDT by SAMWolf



Lord,

Keep our Troops forever in Your care

Give them victory over the enemy...

Grant them a safe and swift return...

Bless those who mourn the lost.
.

FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer
for all those serving their country at this time.


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Rousseau’s Raid


In July of 1864, Union commander General William Tecumseh Sherman sent cavalry under Major General Lovell H. Rousseau into Alabama with the mission to cut the one remaining rail link to Confederate forces defending Atlanta. The West Point and Montgomery Railroad was the vital supply line for munitions from Selma and war material stored at Montgomery for the Confederate Army in Georgia under General Joe Johnston.


Maj. Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau


Rousseau gathered 2,500 troops in Union occupied Decatur with cavalry from the Eighth Indiana, Second Union Kentucky, Fourth Union Tennessee, Ninth Ohio, and the Fifth Iowa. The artillery support came from the First Michigan, armed with ten pound parrot cannons. On 10 July 1864 Rousseau left Decatur and went south through Somersville, Blountsville, and Asheville. On 13 July 1864 the Union force reached the Coosa River ferry at Greensport.

Battle of Ten Islands Ford


During the night of 13 July 1864, Rousseau sent an initial force of 200 across the Coosa River by ferry at Greensport to secure the opposite side in advance of the crossing of the main Union cavalry. Four miles south of Greensport was Ten Islands Ford in St. Clair County, which offered another good position to cross the river. In the early morning of 14 July, the Rousseau advance force skirmished with Confederates on the east bank of the river. At the same time, the main portion of Rousseau’s force began to cross the Coosa River at Ten Islands Ford. They were opposed by 200 Confederate cavalry under General James H. Clanton. The Confederate troops from the Sixth Alabama Cavalry and Eighth Alabama Cavalry attempted to stop the initial Union advance. The initial Union troops were reinforced by the Eighth Indiana, and met heavy but short resistance from Confederates on the east side of the river. Soldiers from the Fifth Iowa and Fourth Tennessee Union Cavalry took up positions on two islands in the river, and succeeded in driving the Confederates from the opposite side of the river, and thereby safely securing the river crossing. The Eighth Indiana was also successful in routing the Confederates from the road to Greensport.

Janney Furnace



The Janney Furnace was destroyed during Rousseau's Raid


After the engagement at Ten Islands Ford, Rousseau also destroyed the Janney Furnace in St. Clair County. The iron works had produced cannon balls and iron sheet metal for the arsenal at Selma, and was completely burned by the Union cavalry. A large amount of manufacturing equipment was also burned, which had previously been moved from the Janney Foundry in Montgomery.

Talladega


On 15 July 1864 Rousseau occupied Talladega. Here his force burned a railroad depot, rail cars, and a gun factory. It also captured a large amount of food supplies, which was destined for Confederate forces in Atlanta. After leaving Talladega, Rousseau employed tactical deception and moved in the direction of Montgomery. This was in order to disguise his real aim of cutting the rail line to Atlanta. Last minute defensive preparations had been attempted in Montgomery, but would have been completely inadequate to repel a force of Rousseau’s size. Rousseau then turned east and bypassed destroying the Tallessee Arsenal, which had recently begun manufacturing the carbine for use by the Confederate Army.

Loachapoka




On 17 July 1864, Rousseau first reached his primary objective of the West Point and Montgomery Railroad at Loachapoka in Lee County. Here the Union cavalry began demolishing the railroad for several miles. The tactic used to destroy the railroad was common to forces under Sherman, and involved burning pine railroad cross ties and melting iron tracks until they were bent and completely unusable. The Union cavalry also burned a small supply depot at Loachapoka.

Auburn Skirmish


On 18 July 1864, troops from the Ninth Ohio Cavalry destroyed an additional six miles of the West Point and Montgomery Railroad between Auburn and West Point, Georgia. In addition, a large amount of supplies was destroyed and a train was captured that had been traveling from Opelika, and was destroyed. The Ninth Ohio was initially fired on by a small force of 18 that was hastily gathered from among the 400 Texas troops at the Confederate hospital in Auburn. This Confederate force was quickly repulsed.

Battle of Chehaw Station




At the same time as the action at Auburn, the Fifth Iowa, Eighth Indiana, and Fourth Tennessee Union Cavalry were sent to Chehaw Station in Macon County. A force of 500 Confederate troops had been rushed into the area by train from Montgomery. The vast majority of Confederate forces at Chehaw Station consisted of 16 and 17 year old boys from eight companies of H.C. Lockhart’s Battalion. There were also 50 University of Alabama cadets who had been on furlough, and conscripts from Camp Watts in Notasulga.

Rousseau sent in the Union forces to destroy part of the West Point and Montgomery Railroad that ran between Loachapoka and Notasulga. The Fifth Iowa Cavalry initially engaged the Confederate force. Armed with only old muskets, the Confederates put up stiff resistance before having to fall back to the safety of a ravine. The Fifth Iowa was then reinforced by the Eighth Indiana and flanked the new Confederate position to force a withdrawal. Rousseau reported Confederate causalities as forty dead and wounded in the engagement.



Rousseau’s Raid achieved its principal aim with the destruction of over thirty miles of railroad and the disruption of critical war supplies to Atlanta by rail from central Alabama. This came as a critical blow for Confederate forces fighting in Atlanta. A massive repair effort was started for the West Point and Montgomery Railroad, but was hampered since the original railroad ties had been melted and bent beyond use by the Union. With the effort of slave laborers, it was over a month before the complete rail line to Montgomery was reopened.

Thanks Snippy for the lead on the story



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KEYWORDS: alabama; cavalry; chehawstation; civilwar; freeperfoxhole; majgenrousseau; rousseausraid; tenislandsford; veterans; warbetweenstates
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Hi CG. Nice to see you in the Foxhole.
51 posted on 04/22/2004 10:37:09 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Mornin' PE.
52 posted on 04/22/2004 10:38:27 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Afternoon!
*chuckle*
Nothing much going on this way
53 posted on 04/22/2004 10:40:17 AM PDT by Darksheare (Fortune for the day: "Now, do you think we have anything more than BOINNGGG?!" -dating advice movie.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Morning PE. Some days there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day.
54 posted on 04/22/2004 10:42:31 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
MEDIC!!!


55 posted on 04/22/2004 10:43:54 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: bentfeather
Flag o'gram


56 posted on 04/22/2004 10:48:02 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Damn the stoplights, full speed ahead!)
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To: SAMWolf
You mean some days have enough?

Actually it's good. I'm really enjoying myself at work for the first time in a while. This is the third job I've had in the last year and a half.

The company I worked for, briefly, from summer 2002 to Feb 2003, went bankrupt. The next one was a decent place to work, but this one is fun, and interesting.
57 posted on 04/22/2004 10:54:19 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Damn the stoplights, full speed ahead!)
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To: snippy_about_it
HI
58 posted on 04/22/2004 11:03:33 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see.)
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To: SAMWolf
It's ok. Just a sprain.
59 posted on 04/22/2004 11:04:36 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see.)
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To: Professional Engineer
but this one is fun, and interesting.

That makes all the difference in the world at a job.

60 posted on 04/22/2004 11:06:41 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
I guess no Purple Heart for you then. ;-)
61 posted on 04/22/2004 11:07:15 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: SAMWolf
No I'm not a sissy, I'm still in the fight. What do Barney and Kerry have in common? ...........................Fake Purple Hearts.
62 posted on 04/22/2004 11:16:12 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
What do Barney and Kerry have in common? ...........................Fake Purple Hearts

LOL! I hadn't heard that one.

63 posted on 04/22/2004 11:20:09 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: SAMWolf
I only heard it a few days ago.
64 posted on 04/22/2004 11:22:23 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it
How dare you make fun of John Effing Kerry? Don't you know that his service record proves he was Bull Halsey reincarnate?

Hi to all in the Foxhole :)

65 posted on 04/22/2004 12:59:05 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker
Kerry

I thank you for your service,
Way back in Viet Nam.
But that is no free ticket,
To let you pull this scam.
You spit upon our nation,
Betrayed our young brave men.
You called them baby killers,
It’s not true now, nor then.
I’ll vote for Bush this coming fall,
And pray you'll go away.
If you should win, we all will lose,
That's all I have to say.

Conspiracy Guy 2/16/4

66 posted on 04/22/2004 1:06:11 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Nice poem, CG! I don't know how Effing thought he could run on his Vietnam service record but keep people from remembering his VVAW betrayal of his fellow vets. What a POS.
67 posted on 04/22/2004 1:10:49 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker
Hi CT. John Kerry is a joke. (Not to mention a Socialist, eliteist snob, and just plain boring)
68 posted on 04/22/2004 2:27:55 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: All
Hi Folks... a "Post & Run" today.... See y'all tomorrow


Air Power
Tornado GR4

The Tornado GR4 is a multi-role, variable-geometry interdictor aircraft optimised for low-level penetration of enemy airspace for precision attacks against high-value targets. The GR4 has fly-by-wire flight controls with mechanical back up, and is powered by two Rolls-Royce RB199 afterburning turbofan engines, giving the aircraft a low-level high subsonic cruise capability. The GR4 can operate in all weather conditions, using Terrain Following Radar (TFR) and Ground Mapping Radar (GMR) to guide the aircraft and identify the target.

Designed and built as a collaborative project in the UK, Germany and Italy, the Tornado programme was initiated in 1968 and known as Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA). A new tri-national company, Panavia, was set up in Germany to build the aircraft.

The first prototype flew on 14 August 1974 and initial orders from the three partner countries totalled 640 aircraft, with the work share divided in relation to the number of aircraft ordered; UK and Germany 42.5% each and Italy 15%. The initial RAF requirement was for 220 Tornado GR1 aircraft, and the first of these was delivered to the Tri-national Tornado Training Establishment (TTTE) at RAF Cottesmore in July 1980. The first front-line squadron to re-equip with Tornado was IX Squadron at Honington (previously a Vulcan unit) from June 1982. Tornado GR1s eventually equipped a total of 10 front-line squadrons as well as the Tornado Weapons Conversion Unit (TWCU) (later No 45 (Reserve) Squadron) and TTTE.

The GR4 is the result of a British Aerospace upgrade programme to GR1 aircraft, adding Forward-Looking Infra-Red (FLIR), a wide angle Head-Up Display (HUD), improved cockpit displays, Night-Vision Goggle (NVG) compatibility, new avionics and weapons systems, updated computer software and Global Positioning System (GPS). The upgrade also allows for carriage of the Storm Shadow stand-off missile, Brimstone advanced anti-armour weapon, RAPTOR and Vicon reconnaissance pods and the Thermal Imaging Airborne Laser Designator (TIALD) targeting pod. A separate programme covered an integrated Defensive Aids Suite consisting of the radar warning receiver, Sky Shadow radar jamming pod and BOZ-107 chaff and flare dispenser.

The heart of the Tornado GR4's navigation and attack system is the main computer, which takes its primary reference from an inertial navigation system (INS) supplemented by Global Positioning System (GPS). Targeting inputs can come from the GMR, FLIR, TIALD, Laser Ranger and Marked Target Seeker (LRMTS) or visually, and available weaponry includes Paveway 2 or 3 laser- or gps-guided bombs, ballistic or retarded "dumb" 1000lb bombs, Cluster Bomb Units (CBU), Storm Shadow, Brimstone, Air Launched Anti-Radiation Missile (ALARM) and Sidewinder missiles and a single 27mm cannon.

RAF Tornados participated extensively in Operation GRANBY (The Gulf War), and have been deployed on operational detachments almost continually since. Regular training detachments are carried out in Canada, USA and Europe.

A dedicated reconnaissance version, the GR4A, is also in RAF service, and this is described separately.

Specifications:
Entered Service: 1980 (Tornado GR1)
Powerplant: Two afterburning Turbo Union RB199-103 turbofans of 15,800lb st. each
Accommodation: 2 Crew - Pilot and Navigator/Weapons Systems Officer in tandem seating
Operators: Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia UK.
Roles: Air Interdiction (AI). Low- or medium-level attacks using precision-guided, freefall or retarded bombs.
Suppression of Enemy Air Defences (SEAD). Attacks on enemy air defence systems such as surface-to-air missile positions with ALARM.

Dimensions:
Span: 45ft 7in (13.90m) - wings fully spread; 28ft 2in (8.60m) - 68° sweep
Length: 54ft 10in (16.70m)
Height: 19ft 6in (5.95m)

Performance :
Combat radius: hi-lo-lo-hi: 750nm (1390km)
Ferry range: 2100nm (3890km)
Cruising Speed: Over Mach 0.8
Maximum Speed: mach 2.2 (1,452mph)
Maximum Speed: Mach 0.92 (with external stores)

Armaments:
Cannon: Mauser 27mm cannon
Disposable Ordnance:
19,840lb on three underfuslage and four underwing hardpoints, including AIM9's, iron bombs, laser guided bombs,
ALARM and HARM anti-radation missiles, WE177B and B61 nuclear weapons, JP 233 and MW-1 area denial weapon dispensers,
Sea Sagle and Kormoran AShM'

Available Ordnance: Paveway 2 or 3 laser-guided bombs, ballistic or retarded "dumb" 1000lb bombs,
Cluster Bomb Units (CBU), Storm Shadow, Brimstone, Air Launched Anti-Radiation Missile (ALARM).
For self-defence, Sidewinder missiles are carried.




All photos Copyright of The Royal Air Force
69 posted on 04/22/2004 2:44:40 PM PDT by Johnny Gage (God Bless President Bush, God Bless our Troops, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; bentfeather; Darksheare; Johnny Gage; Light Speed; Samwise; ...
Good afternoon/evening to all at the Foxhole!

To all our military men and women, past and present, and to our allies who stand with us,
THANK YOU!

I'd hoped to get a little farther along at FR but it's moving slowly again, I see. We'll be heading out the door in a couple of minutes so I won't be able to stay. :-(
Hope everyone's had a good day!


70 posted on 04/22/2004 2:47:38 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: SAMWolf
Hi Sam. It seems the more voters get to know Kerry, the less they like him. Maybe they ought to lock him up in his Idaho ski chalet until the election.
71 posted on 04/22/2004 2:53:10 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Johnny Gage
Thanks Johnny.


72 posted on 04/22/2004 3:17:53 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: radu
It's only a day awaaaaaaaaaay.
73 posted on 04/22/2004 3:18:20 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: colorado tanker
We don't want hm out West!!! Send him to Hanoi were he feels more at home. :-)
74 posted on 04/22/2004 3:19:01 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: colorado tanker
Don't you know that his service record proves he was Bull Halsey reincarnate?

LOL! Take out the Halsey and you may be right. He's bull. ;-)

75 posted on 04/22/2004 3:19:23 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
If you should win, we all will lose,

True. Good one CG.

76 posted on 04/22/2004 3:21:07 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Johnny Gage
Thanks Johnny.
77 posted on 04/22/2004 3:21:42 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: SAMWolf
Something I don't understand about Kerry's service. From the photos I've seen, he was on a river patrol boat. But I thought those were commanded by NCO's, not officers. Was he in an NCO billet?

(Not to disparage an NCO slot - my guess is a Chief would be better in that position than a green officer.)

78 posted on 04/22/2004 3:33:54 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker
Not sure about Navy commands. The Swift boats may have been big enough to have an Officer in COmmand. Pretty sure PBR's had NCOs
79 posted on 04/22/2004 4:54:10 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: colorado tanker
Big POS is right
80 posted on 04/22/2004 4:55:27 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see.)
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To: radu
G'evening.
81 posted on 04/22/2004 5:49:47 PM PDT by Darksheare (Fortune for the day: Darkchylde shall annoy her brother with her tagline. She will be in HIS tagline)
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To: snippy_about_it
Thank you
82 posted on 04/22/2004 6:38:20 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see.)
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To: colorado tanker

Crew Complement

The usual crew of a swift boat consisted of: 1 - Lieutenant/Lieutenant junior grade/Ensign (boat commander)
1 - Quartermaster
1 - Radarman------------------- (the enlisted personnel ranged from
1 - Gunners' Mate--------- E3 seaman, to E6 Petty Officer First class)
1 - Engineman
1 - Boatswains' Mate

 

83 posted on 04/22/2004 6:57:53 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Jen; SpookBrat; MistyCA; PhilDragoo; All
Hi everybody. Hope you're having a nice evening.


84 posted on 04/22/2004 7:06:39 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (Kerry said he wasn't at the '71 plot-to-kill meeting, then, he was but voted NO, now he can't recall)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Hi Victoria. Nice Tank! Gonna post it on Treadhead Tuesdays?
85 posted on 04/22/2004 7:27:17 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: SAMWolf
Hi Sam, thanks.

Gonna post it on Treadhead Tuesdays?

I'd love to. That's one of the graphics I collected soon after the 9/11 --two and half years ago. Oh man, time sure flies.

86 posted on 04/22/2004 7:45:30 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (Kerry said he wasn't at the '71 plot-to-kill meeting, then, he was but voted NO, now he can't recall)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Hard to believe we were collecting and posting tank graphics over 2 years ago. Time does fly.
87 posted on 04/22/2004 8:18:55 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; SAMWolf; Professional Engineer; colorado tanker; snippy_about_it
What do Barney and Kerry have in common?

FAKE PURPLE HEARTS


88 posted on 04/22/2004 9:30:15 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; E.G.C.; Victoria Delsoul; Iris7; The Mayor; Valin; bentfeather; ...

10-pounder Parrott

Civil War Artillery

[NOTE: Go to the above-linked home page; go to the menu at left; go to the bottom-most entry and click on HUNLEY FUNERAL PHOTOS.]

One famous U.S. inventor was a former West Point graduate and ordnance officer named Robert Parker Parrott. In 1836, Parrott resigned his rank of captain and went to work for the West Point Foundry at Cold Spring, New York. This foundry was a civilian operated business and Parrott, as a superintendent, was able to dedicate some forty years perfecting a rifled cannon and a companion projectile. By 1860, he had patented a new method of attaching the reinforcing band on the breech of a gun tube. Although he was not the first to attach a band to a tube, he was the first to use a method of rotating the tube while slipping the band on hot. This rotation, while cooling, caused the band to attach itself in place uniformly rather than in one or two places as was the common method, which allowed the band to sag in place. The 10-pounder Parrott was patented in 1861 and the 20- and 30-pounder guns followed in 1861. He quickly followed up these patents by producing 6.4-, 8-, and 10-inch caliber cannons early in the war. The Army referred to these as 100, 200, and 300-pounder Parrotts respectively. By the end of the conflict the Parrott gun was being used extensively in both armies.

Parrott's name is also associated with the ammunition fired by his cannon. The elongated Parrott projectile employed a sabot made of wrought iron, brass, lead or copper that was attached to the shell base. When the projectile was fired, the sabot expanded into the rifling of the tube. In 1861 Parrott patented his first projectile with the sabot cast on the outside of the projectile. A controversy arose after the war between Dr. John B. Read, who had actually invented this expansion system, and Parrott, who contended he had brought the 1856 and 1857 patents from Read before the war. As a result, these shells are often referred to as Read-Parrotts.

Robert Parker Parrott 1804-1877

This box was originally designed and patented by Colonel Blakeslee. This was a six tube cartridge carrier with a wood block, bored with longitudinal holes to hold six tin tubes. Each tube held the correct number to reload the buttstock magazine. The wood block was encased in smooth black leather, with a hinged leather lid to protect the open tops of the tubes. A leather strap held the loaded box under the trooper's left arm, close to his body.

Drawing: Standard 80 lb Rail, March 1890
New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad

Drawing: Standard Rail Splice, December 1893
New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad

Drawing: Standard Splice Bolt, November 1891
New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad

My mother's father handdrilled rails for splices and telegraph wire summers getting his degree in electrical engineering at Penn State ca. 1907.

He remarked in his dry way that when lunchtime came he would lie flat.

The article remarks that the thirty-mile damage was repaired in a month using slave labor.

That would be a few holes to handdrill.

That kind of muscle work would take a real jock.


89 posted on 04/22/2004 10:14:27 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo
Evening Phil Dragoo.

And I thought no one could be more boring, irritating and a bigger liar than AlGore.
90 posted on 04/22/2004 10:16:53 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: PhilDragoo
Thanks for the link to the Hunley Funeral pics. Too bad the State Governors were too chicken-shit to show up.

Interesting inop on the railroads of the day.
91 posted on 04/22/2004 10:23:47 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: PhilDragoo
Good evening Phil. I can't stand Barney either!
92 posted on 04/22/2004 10:44:17 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: PhilDragoo
Nice research and great links here Phil, thanks.
93 posted on 04/22/2004 10:52:15 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: PhilDragoo; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it
"Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl"

quoted by LtGen Hal Moore in " We Were Soldiers, Once and Young."

To Julie Moore (the eldest daughter of LtGen Moore and his wife Julie)

Julie, I hope you remember dating me back in the mid 70's. I was the dashing IM resident at UAB with the brown Porsche. I mourn your loss.

94 posted on 04/22/2004 11:32:21 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (I'm just here to Mosh!)
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To: CholeraJoe
You dated Julie Moore? Wow!
95 posted on 04/22/2004 11:44:43 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: CholeraJoe
Porsche? Wow. LOL.
96 posted on 04/22/2004 11:47:42 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: PhilDragoo
BTTT!!!!!!
97 posted on 04/23/2004 3:07:09 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: PhilDragoo
ROTFLMAO
98 posted on 04/23/2004 4:17:28 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see.)
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To: PhilDragoo
Is that Crown Prince Flip Flop?
99 posted on 04/23/2004 4:19:43 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see.)
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To: PhilDragoo
Nice pcture of Prince John.

Poor Prince John is searching everywhere, but still can't find Robin Hood.


100 posted on 04/23/2004 5:11:59 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Damn the stoplights, full speed ahead!)
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