Re: Officer casualtiesJune 25 2012 at 9:00 PM
|John (no login)|
Response to Officer casualties
Keane took a smooth bore musket ball to the groin along with another grazing wound to the neck. I know it was a smooth bore musket ball, because the British surgeons were able extract the ball by pulling at his kerseymere (stretch) trousers, which removed the ball. A rifle ball with its much greater muzzle velocity would have gone right through him. Colonel Robert Dale CO of the 93rd Highlanders was killed in the middle of a change of direction command, so the command of execution was never given and the Highlanders stood stock still. THey soon took huge casualties from the rifle and musketmen of Line Jackson. Major John Anthony Whitaker of the 21st Foot was killed by rifleman Morgan Ballard who was charged with that task by General Adair.
British Regiments advanced on Line Jackson in lines sixty men across and four ranks deep.
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