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A BATTERY AT CLOSE QUARTERS

READ BEFORE THE OHIO COMMANDERY OF THE LOYAL LEGION By:
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A BATTERY AT CLOSE QUARTERS
BEING THE STORY OF THE ELEVENTH OHIO BATTERY AT IUKA AND CORINTH
During the Civil War artillery projectiles were divided as to structure
into _solid_, _hollow_ and _case shot_. The solid shot were intended to
batter down walls or heavy obstructions. Hollow projectiles, called
shell and shrapnel, were for use against animate objects; to set fire to
buildings and destroy lighter obstructions. Under the head of case shot
we had grape and canister. Grape shot is no longer used; being
superseded by the machine gun. Canister is simply a sheet iron case
filled with bullets and is effective only at very short ranges.


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