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Uncle Bill, is volley firing scary?
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Author:  pud [ Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Uncle Bill, is volley firing scary?

Source: A Systematic View of the Formation, Discipline, and Economy of Armies. London. 1804. Robert Jackson. p. 258.

"Such explosions may intimidate by their noise: it is mere chance if they destroy by their impression,… History furnishes proof that the battle is rarely gained by the scientific use of the musket: noise intimidates; platoon firing strikes only at random; the charge with the bayonet decides the question,…"

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