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Cannon Crew Dry Fire Demo

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June 20, 2020
Ball's Bluff Battlefield
Ball's Bluff Rd NE
Leesburg, VA 20176

Cannon Crew Dry Fire Demo, Join members of the W.S. Hancock Society’s Branch of Historical Interpretation as they represent members of a Civil War artillery crew in a “non-firing” interactive interpretive program that will discuss the workings of the field artillery and vital role that it played during the American Civil War. During their visit the visitors will be able to;

• Visit with Confederate artillery officer and enlisted men to learn what it took to operate, load and fire, a cannon during the Civil War.

• Explore the role and function of each member of a cannon crew by participate in a gun crew drill while learning about all the parts that make up an artillery cannon and its carriage.

• Discover how artillery was used and what kind of ammunition were used for different situations on the battlefield.