- Nov 4, 2006
- Reaction score
- Western North Carolina
Napoleon liked bowling English SquaresI read somewhere that the ships' gunners purposely shot low to bounce along on the water in order to punch holes near the water line and in the gun decks. Land artillerists did the same thing in order to hit as many men as possible when shooting at a file or rows of enemy; a leg blown off was as good as anything for taking someone out of action.
Lots of variables.Just a question here. I am wondering how far a cannon ball "might" travel after it hits the ground and possibly skips a distance. Reason is, I have an opportunity to metal detect a field about half a mile from a war of 1812 battle ground, and hoping to find a ball or two................................Chawbeef