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68th Durham Light Infantry in the Crimea in 1855 carrying 1853 Enfield Muskets.

68th Durham Light Infantry in the Crimea in 1855 carrying 1853 Enfield Muskets.

Crimea War

Crimea War

Horses used in the Crimean War.Get more free teaching aids and homework resources for Black Beauty

Horses used in the Crimean War.Get more free teaching aids and homework resources for Black Beauty

This is the Brown Bess musket, the main weapon of the British Army during the American Revolution. The Patriots also used this musket until they could get hold of the French version, the Charleville muskets. Muskets cannot fire a ball in a straight line, soldiers often did not even look at what they were shooting at (to protect their eyes from the flash). Success depended on the mass of firing, not the accuracy. In any event, it was cannon fire that killed most men in battle in those days.

This is the Brown Bess musket, the main weapon of the British Army during the American Revolution. The Patriots also used this musket until they could get hold of the French version, the Charleville muskets. Muskets cannot fire a ball in a straight line, soldiers often did not even look at what they were shooting at (to protect their eyes from the flash). Success depended on the mass of firing, not the accuracy. In any event, it was cannon fire that killed most men in battle in those days.

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