Monthly Archives: April 2014

Stratton House

The Stratton house is one of the iconic witnesses to the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862. It shows up in a number of written accounts by the participants, in drawings of the battle, and in photographs following the … Continue reading

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Union fire from the Swale

Having seen the ballistic path of the Minieball in actual use from the Confederate soldiers’ point of view, what were the ballistic implications for Union soldiers firing from the Swale? These soldiers had several possible targets to be concerned with: … Continue reading

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Revising the Swale

The software I used to map the parabolic arc of the Minie-ball is Ballistics Explorer V6.4.6. It can be found at http://www.dexadine.com/bexmain.html. The developer was extremely helpful in my quest. I was able to input the muzzle velocity, bullet weight, … Continue reading

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