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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01411
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0040] March 1782 
Title John Lamb to Henry Knox regarding experiments with howitzers
Date 6 May 1782
Author Lamb, John (1735-1800)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written from Burlington, likely in New Jersey. Explains to Knox that per his instructions, they have performed some experiments comparing English and French howitzers. They have concluded that French howitzers will be useless unless they have specially-cast shells created for them, because the amount of powder they can hold is different from the amount English howitzers can hold. Has included some samples. Extends his compliments to Mrs. Knox and to Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide-de-camp. See also GLC02437.01394 and GLC02437.01426.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  Ammunition  Artillery  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Lamb, John (1735-1800)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)  
Place written Burlington, New Jersey
Theme The American Revolution; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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