DEVELOPMENT OF THE PAPER-WRAPPED MUSKET CARTRIDGE IN COLONIAL AMERICA, 1640-1841

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Brown, Rodger. 2022.  Hardback, 6 x 9 ¾”. 96 pages; numerous b&w photos and illustrations.

During the Revolutionary War, both armies in the conflict were armed with muzzleloading smoothbore muskets, but at this state of military firearms development, all of these weapons were flintlocks. A small piece of actual flint was held in the jaws of the musket hammer and when tripped and forced to strike the steel frizzen, a shower of sparks then fell into the pan holding the priming charge of gunpowder. The ignition of this explosive was channeled to the main powder charge in the barrel. Water and exposed black powder do not mix, especially if the object is to propel a musket ball to a target.

Retreating after the Battle of Brandywine, George Washington’s continental army was prepared to make a stand near present day Malvern, PA. On September 16, 1777, the British Army advanced to attack the outnumbered Americans. However, Washington was saved by the bell when mother nature intervened and unleashed a horrific thunderstorm, which completely washed out the “Battle of the Clouds”.  The wind and rain prevented this battle from proceeding.

Which brings us to this book; the author undertook a massive amount of original research to tell this story, filling a void in the history of arms and ammunition. Background information extends backward to the 15th century, with texts and manuals translated from French, German, Italian and Old English to provide real sources of information.  [LD] [PH:L]

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