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50.—2 Hound-Box Straps.

58.--2 Splinter-Bar Stays, Washers 2 Box-Hinges and Staples.

and Nuts. 51.-1 Hasp, Key and Staple. 59._1 Sweep-Bar Friction-Plate. 52 - Pintle and its Key.

2 Sweep-Bar Bolts, Nuts and 63.-1 Axletree, its Arms, Eyes,

Washers and Counter-60.—2 Prolonge-Cleats.

61.--4 Splinter-Bar Bands and 2 54.-1 Bolster-Cap.

Hooks 1 Forked Pintle-Strap.

3 Swingtree-Bar Bands and 55.-2 Hürters with Feet.

2 Hooks. 2 Linch-Pins.

62.–12 Swingtree Bands, ' and '8 2 Bolster-Bolts, Washers and


.2 Splinter-Bar Bolts, Nuts and 56.—2 Stirrups, Bridles and Nuts.

Washerg. 57.—2 Prolonge Ring-Bolts, Nuts Round-head Nails.

and Washers.

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Of the Limber-Wheels. (Plate III.) 63.-2 Hoop-Tires. 64.48 Nave-Bands.

4 Composition-Boxės.

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Of the Ammunition-Box. (Plate III.) 66.-The Sheet-Iron Cover. 71.-5 Supporting-Straps. 67.-Hinges.

2 Bottom-Straps. 68.-Knob and its Bolt, and Hasp. 70.- Arm-Straps. 69.-3 Cover-Straps.

Bolts and Nails.

of the Hound-Bor. (Plate III.) 2 Bands for the Bottom.

1 Eye-Plate. 2 Hinges and Eye-Bolts.

1 Eye-Bolt for fastening the Box 1 Hasp.

i Small Chain and Staple.

In the foregoing nomenclature no more is given than is necessary in field-service, to enable the artillerist to become acquainted with the different parts of his piece.

Of Implements for Field-Guns. (Plate IV.) Rammer and Sponge.

Ammunition-Pouch. Crooked do.

Finger-Stall. Ladle and Worm.

Bricole. Priming-Wires

Prolonge. Portfire-Stock.

Tompion, Collar and Strap. Lint-Stock.

Portfire-Clipper. Portfire-Case.

Lead-Apron and Strap. Tube-Box.


of the Caisson Limber." (Plate V.)

A-1 Bolster.

E.- 1 Pole.
F.-1 Splinter-Bar,

1 Swingtree-Bar, limbers of B.- 1 Wooden Body of the Axletree. 4 Swingtrees, -field-pieces. "C.-2 Hounds.

2 Storrups, } for the same,

same as for ,

G.-2 Wheels, D. - Pintle-Bolster.

H.-1 Perch.




Of the Caisson. (Plate VI.)

WOOD PARTS. 1.-2 Arms.

L.–1 Lid of the Caisson. (Pl. V.) K.-1 Body of the Caisson.

M.--2 Wheels, same as those of 3 Principal Partitions.


Iron Work of the Caisson Limber. (Plate V.) 1.-1 Iron Axletree.

4.—2 Bands for the Hounds. 2.-2 Splinter-Bar Bolts.

5.—2 Bolts connecting the Hounds 3.-2 Nuts for the same.

and Pole. 2 Splinter-Bar Stays. The iron work on the splinter-bar, swingtree-bar, swingtrees and pole of the ammunition caisson is in every respect similar to that on the same parts of the limber of the six-pounder.

Of the Perch. (Plate V.). 6.-2 Straps for the fore end.

8.-2 Bolts for the same. 7.-2 Bands for the same.

9.–1 Swivel.

Of the Caisson. (Plate V.) 10.–1 Iron Axletree, same as that | 16.–1 Locking-Chain, Plate and of the six-pounder.

Ring 11.-8 Plate-Straps.

17.—2 Straps for the end of the 12.-2 Hinge do.

Arms. 13.-3 Double Squares.

2 Stirrups (on the right side) 14.-2 Assembling-Bolts, with But

for holding the Spare Pole. tons. 15.-9 do: do. square Heads.

The field caissons are all similar, with the exception of the interior divisions; these may be changed as occasion requires. (Plate VII. and VIII.)


The proper calibers for field service are six and twelve-pounder guns, and twenty-four-pounder howitzers. For the service of a gun of either of these calibers,* nine men are required, under the command of an officer or a sergeant. This number, however, is not sufficient to draw a twelvepounder, or even a six-pounder, in heavy ground, or to advance or retreat with bricoles during a battle. It is now well established and admitted, that horses only should be used to draw the piece in action, and the prolonge for the facility of manæuvring. In a town or camp, however, it is often necessary to manœuvre with bricoles. It is therefore proper to state the number of men necessary to draw the piece.

Two assistants are attached to the six-pounder, four are added to the howitzer, and six are added to the twelve-pounder. These additional men are auxiliaries.

The nine men required for the service of a field-piece are thus denominated :-one non-commissioned officer; two gunners; and six matrosses, numbered 1 to 6.

* For guns of smaller caliber, the same number of men are required, and this manual equally applies.

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