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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Fort Necessity Musket Test

An interesting experiment to demonstrate the defensive value of the timber stockade against musket balls.

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Blogger CraigSpiel said...

Fascinating! I would have thought that oak, even split oak, would have given better protection than that. But upon reflection, I recall reading that many of the Trafalgar wounds were inflicted by splinters as well. I wonder what difference, if any would have been made by "round" pickets?

28 November 2009 at 07:32  

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