Online Tour Stop 5 - Artillery Battery

artillery demonstration
Living Historians demonstrate how to fire artillery. 


Once a parallel was dug, troops could move artillery forward and place cannon in position to batter the enemy garrison. Greene's four six-pounders (guns firing six-pound cannon balls) were placed on wooden platforms that sat on earthen fortifications about 20 feet high and allowed artillerists to fire directly into the Star Fort. These guns were manned by specially trained crews.

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artillery battery
Patriot artillery battery points toward the Star Fort.


artillery battery drawn by Steven Patricia
Drawing of an artillery battery

NPS | Steven Patricia

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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