The manuals listed below are based on the 1860 manual and follow the military protocol of Teaching, Practicing, and Demonstrating the loading and firing of artillery "by Detail".  Load "by detail" need not be used in the field, unless a slow controlled fire is required. Most commanders find this to be a much safer method for reenacting, and allows for more control over their guns and crews. Some necessary steps have been added, to address specific safety issues that were not addressed in the original drill.  The original procedure had very little concern for the safety of the crew, and none for those in front of the guns. In the sprit of honoring those who fought in this terrible conflict, both the Drill and/or the Procedure, have been kept as close to the original manual as safety will allow. 

Remember

Drill means to teach, practice or demonstrate..... and is performed by Detail.

A "Procedure or Standard Operating Procedure" is a method of performing a task or group of tasks in a specific order.

A military procedure is taught, practiced, and demonstrated by drilling by detail.

 *Please Note: The Mortar and Mt Howitzer drills are adaptations of the full scale field gun drill. This was done to allow the transfer of skills,  muscle memory, and safe practices to these applications.

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 Please Note: The Mortar and Mt Howitzer drills are adaptations of the full scale field gun drill. This was done to allow the transfer of skills,  muscle memory, and safe practices to these applications.

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