Gauging the Caliber of 24 Pounders

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Date December 13, 1800
Author Name George Fleming (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Fleming discusses, at length, the appropriate caliber for 24 pounders, noting that the French allow for windage in calibrating their pieces.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Colonel Samuel Hodgdon; Major George Fleming; Intendant of Stores; General Stevens; French; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; West Point; Governor's Island; ;
Keywords cannon shot; 24 pounders; return; round shot; gage; gauge; ordnance; rust; wharf; windage; ;
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