Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > World History Forum > American History
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

American History American History Forum - United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old September 14th, 2017, 01:39 AM   #1
Archivist
 
Joined: May 2017
From: France
Posts: 191
US army and Gribeauval (1776-1783)


Hello.Had the french system of artillery Gribeauval some influence on the artillery of the insurgents ? Thank you.
dupuydumazeldan is offline  
Remove Ads
Old September 14th, 2017, 02:51 AM   #2

Edric Streona's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Feb 2016
From: Japan
Posts: 2,584

I'm not an expert in artillery. But I believe it was not in use with the US artillery BUT French troops serving with French contingents did have some.
Edric Streona is offline  
Old September 14th, 2017, 05:57 PM   #3

Edric Streona's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Feb 2016
From: Japan
Posts: 2,584

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edric Streona View Post
I'm not an expert in artillery. But I believe it was not in use with the US artillery BUT French troops serving with French contingents did have some.
It seems that in the war of 1812 some US marine artillery may have had some Gribeauval pieces. But I think in the 1776 war the only gribeauval guns were a few pieces of French seige artillery. Their regular artillery were older Valliere prices. Most US guns were local casts or captured British ones.
Edric Streona is offline  
Old September 14th, 2017, 06:53 PM   #4

sparky's Avatar
Scholar
 
Joined: Jan 2017
From: Sydney
Posts: 880

.
Maybe there is some confusion with the M1857 12-pounder "Napoleon"
the Napoleon gun so named for the nephew ,later Napoleon III who was a dab hand at designing artillery , his model could fire ball and canister while the Gribeauval could only fire ball .
Due to progress in casting and forging ,there was an increasing use of locally made Iron cannon as they were cheaper ,lighter and could shoot much further
the confederacy had problems making them and relied on battlefield capture a lot
when this dried up , they were at a severe disadvantage
sparky is offline  
Old September 14th, 2017, 07:02 PM   #5
Scholar
 
Joined: Sep 2014
From: Queens, NYC
Posts: 950

I have never read that any smoothbore, muzzle-loading, black powder cannon could not fire solid, or cannister, or grape shot.
MJuingong is offline  
Reply

  Historum > World History Forum > American History

Tags
army, gribeauval



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greatest Leader of the year 1783? elagabalus War and Military History 7 December 14th, 2016 09:01 PM
This Day in History: Treaty of Paris (1783) doublejm1 American History 1 September 3rd, 2016 10:13 AM
1776 or 1783 Balian American History 26 April 28th, 2016 04:29 AM
UK in the Independence War (1776-1783) haow85 American History 10 October 16th, 2010 04:02 PM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.