Roadside Market

A Battery or any other artillery battery, is less prepared to defend itself while traveling by convoy. Our plan when attacked was guns 1 to 6 unhooked and turned alternatively 90 degrees, spread their anchoring arms (trails) then man that had been holding a fused “beehive” round, loaded it. Nearly 8,000 small darts powered by our largest powder load were ready for action. A scan of 4 darts is in Ralph Thompson’s Album. Fortunately we were never ambushed as we towed our howitzers when we moved to a new location

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