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green beanie23 Feb 2021 10:55 p.m. PST

I had read the British used three, (3) guns mounted on sleds at the Battle of French Town. I believe they were 6 prd guns. Does any one know if they were horse drawn or man hauled?

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 6:21 a.m. PST

John Elting in Amateurs, To Arms! mentions six light field pieces. Robert Quimby in Volume I of The US Army in the War of 1812 states that the British had six field pieces-three 3-pounders and 3 howitzers.

Neither mentions the gun carriages, sleds, or horse drawn for the field pieces.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 11:12 a.m. PST

Yes, there were three three pounder guns and three small howitzers that were man-hauled on sleds across the frozen Detroit River and through the deep snow from Fort Malden to Frenchtown. Ref: "A Wampum Denied: Proctor's War of 1812", p.167.

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