Report Addressed to the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War, on the Effects of Firing with Heavy Ordnance from Casement Embrasures

Report Addressed to the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War, on the Effects of Firing with Heavy Ordnance from Casement Embrasures : And Also the Effects of Firing Against the Same Embrasures with Various Kinds of Missiles; In the Years 1852, '53, '54,

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Excerpt from Report Addressed to the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War, on the Effects of Firing With Heavy Ordnance From Casement Embrasures: And Also the Effects of Firing Against the Same Embrasures With Various Kinds of Missiles; In the Years 1852, '53, '54, and '55, at West Point, in the State of New York Sir: I have the honor to lay before you an account of some interesting experiments on the resistance to shot and shells, of masonry embrasures, which, on permission and authority granted by you, were made at West Point, in the years l852 and '55. With the hearty concurrence and valuable aid of the several officers of engineers who, within that period, held the superintendency of the Military Academy, namely, Capt. Henry Brewerton, Col. R. E. Lee, and Major J. G. Barnard; these experiments were conducted under my instructions, and most of the practical results obtained under my supervision. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 139 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024308269X
  • 9780243082698