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Recent Visit to Heiman, Henry, and Donleson

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Darryl

Excellent expose of Forts Henry, Heiman and Donelson (including photos.) Was most interested in your description of C.F. Smith's area, as that was closest to the route traversed by 12th Iowa (under Brigade command of Colonel John Pope Cook) on February 14 and 15 of 1862.

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Ozzy

 

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8 hours ago, Ozzy said:

Darryl

Excellent expose of Forts Henry, Heiman and Donelson (including photos.) Was most interested in your description of C.F. Smith's area, as that was closest to the route traversed by 12th Iowa (under Brigade command of Colonel John Pope Cook) on February 14 and 15 of 1862.

Regards

Ozzy

 

We made it a point to check the stops mentioned (outside the park) in the 2011 Blue and Gray Magazine, and that terrain that Smith's boys moved across...aye yi yi!  No wonder Smith saw skulkers. :)

 

We also went to see that marker north of Hickman that was mentioned in the old B&G tour, but not the newer one.  I hope to head back to the park and GPS and take a picture of every tablet, then map them for others to use.

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The howitzer in the above picture is difficult to identify because of the angle of the photo but it appears to be a howitzer, not a gun, and is most likely of naval design.  It a small but heavy in size of shot, as a naval weapon, it appears to be a carronade.  A carronade was designed to be a small heavy weapon but shooting a heavy destruction round.  If I'm correct , it was from a period of 1780 to 1825 time period.  They were not for field use. 

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It is a picture of one of the plastic replicas from the Upper Battery, and in this case is supposed to be a 32-pounder.  I agree, must be more like a carronade than a gun, as the 32 pounders in the River Battery were much longer in barrel length, being guns.  

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