Tools or props which are used to fire artillery are:
Sponge-Rammer - one end contains a lambs wool sponge which is inserted by Cannoneer #1 for putting out embers from previous firings. The other end contains a wooden rammer which is used to place the artillery round all the way to the breech of the barrel.
Worm - a claw-like tool that was used to extract a faulty round if needed. It could also be used to remove fragments of the powder bag after firing, although this was not part of the routine drill.
Hand Spike - a wooden spike attached to the trail for moving the gun horizontally.
Gauntlets - worn by Cannoneers #1 and #2 for safety while handling the artillery round.
Gunner's Haversack - worn by Cannoneer #5 to carry the artillery round from the limber to Cannoneer #2.
Sponge Bucket - contains water which is used to dampen the sponge prior to inserting it in the barrel by #1.
Thumbstall - worn by Cannoneer #3 for plugging the vent hole to create a vacuum for #1 while sponging out the gun and ramming home the charge.
Priming Wire - used by Cannoneer #3 for opening up the black powder charge thus exposing it to the detonating device.