Cannoneer


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Cannoneer

 

in pre-Revolutionary Russia, a private in theartillery.

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Insightful glimpses of cannoneers, horse wranglers, and armorers instruct youth on the types of skilled labor involved in nineteenth-century warfare.
Artillerists, cannoneers, gunners--whatever title they assume--are a unique phylum of mankind.
We follow the conflict in Georgia from 1780 (when 17-year-old William Hunter joins the Cannoneers under Sergeant Ash) to his dramatic escape.
There's no question it exudes a pungent sulfuric smell (a property that early clerics were quick to take notice of in their condemnation of cannons and cannoneers, equating the reek of brimstone with things diabolical), produces copious quantities of white smoke (a real drag on the battlefield) and leaves considerable fouling, which can affect loading, accuracy and cleaning.
Hooked onto Douglas's campaign special was a flatcar with a small brass howitzer to provide his own salutes, and two cannoneers improbably dressed in red militia shirts and "wearing cavalry sabers.
A Louisiana artilleryman busily manning his piece wrote that he watched the Southern infantry advance past his position after he and his fellow cannoneers had fired for twenty minutes.
As soldiers, they are cannoneers, forward observers, tankers, and scouts.
Fire support Soldiers would fill the positions as mortarmen, similar to 13B cannoneers, and mortar fire direction centers' (FDCs) Soldiers would be staffed similar to the 13E MOS.
This did not sit well with producers who accused the cannoneers of "blowing the clouds onto another's land.
Last year Disney also added a virtual reality version of its famous Pirates of the Caribbean ride, in which patrons act as captain and cannoneers to blast away at other ships in a quest for treasure.
However, the road collapsed at a chokepoint, trapping the howitzers, and fire from Chinese on the adjacent high ground forced the cannoneers to abandon their vehicles.