Re: Two US accounts.June 25 2012 at 9:15 PM
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Response to Two US accounts.
According to Tim Pickles book, the guns along Line Jackson were from the right to the left: Battery 1, 2-12 pound guns and a cohorn mortar in the old brick kiln. Battery 2, 1-24 pound gun. Battery 3, 2-24 pound guns. Battery 4, one 32 pound gun. Battery 5, two six pound guns. Battery 6, one eighteen pound and one four pound gun. Battery 7, one twelve pound gun and one 4 pounder. Battery 8, one 9inch howitzer. Battery 8's gun was never fired because its carriage was too rotten and would have been more dangerous to the Americans than to the British. Meanwhile, the US guns in the marine battery, well over 500 yards across the river could have only affected the British troops attacking the far right of Jackson's Line.