Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A very short monocacy movie

The Union 24-pounder and the pitfalls of on-the-job training.

It was a gorgeous day at the park so I got out on the battlefield and set up the camera.  

I wonder what tomorrow will bring.

Stay with me.

Ranger Mannie


Bluewillow said...

Nice piece Mannie


Unknown said...

Ranger Mannie, so good to have you back posting. Enjoy your comments. I'm a NPS enthusiast. Met you at ANTI once.

Todd Berkoff said...

Was the 24-pounder located in the blockhouse during the battle? I can't imagine it was assigned to a field artillery unit.

Mannie Gentile said...


Yes the 24-pounder was by one of the blockhouses, and the mountain howitzer was by the other.

Alexander's battery (Federal) had the distinction of bringing more guns from the battlefield than they brought to it, as they were able to take those to pieces with them as the retired from the field.