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    Quote Originally Posted by James Dixon View Post
    Welcome to the Confederacy!
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    10 members wonderful, and thank you for joining!
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    Posts merged. Please avoid triple positing in the future pal, it's unnecessary.
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    PARROTT CANNON

    One famous U.S. inventor was a former West Point graduate and ordnance officer named Robert Parker Parrott. Robert Parker Parrott In 1836, Parrott resigned his rank of captain and went to work for the West Point Foundry at Cold Spring, New York. This foundry was a civilian operated business and Parrott, as a superintendent, was able to dedicate some forty years perfecting a rifled cannon and a companion projectile. By 1860, he had patented a new method of attaching the reinforcing band on the breech of a gun tube. Although he was not the first to attach a band to a tube, he was the first to use a method of rotating the tube while slipping the band on hot. This rotation, while cooling, caused the band to attach itself in place uniformly rather than in one or two places as was the common method, which allowed the band to sag in place. The 10-pounder Parrott was patented in 1861 and the 20- and 30-pounder guns followed in 1861. He quickly followed up these patents by producing 6.4-, 8-, and 10-inch caliber cannons early in the war. The Army referred to these as 100, 200, and 300-pounder Parrotts respectively. By the end of the conflict the Parrott gun was being used extensively in both armies
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    Very Christmas everone!

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    The Independent Brigade is grown into a force to be reckoned with!

    3 Infantry companies
    2 Batteries
    1 Cavalry unit

    A vastly different Brigade structure and leadership then you see elsewhere on this forum.
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    A Brigade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koxxus View Post
    A Brigade?
    Yes indeed
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    Good to know that you left us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koxxus View Post
    Good to know that you left us.
    Did not leave, our cannons can still support other companies and brigades, where a support factor on all of this and on the same side. Yes I do promote this brigade that is forming up. I like the structure very much. Does not mean our company will not support others on the field.

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