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PostSubject: THE DICTATOR   THE DICTATOR Empty2019-06-21, 13:04

Don't know too much about the firepower in the Civil War, but I recently saw some info on a cannon they called the "Dictator" from the Civil War.  It said that it could throw a 230 lb shell 2.5 miles and was responsible for the destruction of Richmond.  Anyone know anything more?  Was wondering how much black powder did they have to use?  Did they just pour the stuff in and then rammed that projectile down the barrel?  Was the projectile an actual shell or a cannonball?  Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: THE DICTATOR   THE DICTATOR Empty2019-06-21, 13:17

Here you go.

https://civilwarwiki.net/wiki/The_Dictator_Mortar

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