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The Inaccuracy of Muskets

A musket is not an accurate weapon.  That’s a well known fact.  But, why is it inaccurate and what can we learn from its shortcoming we can apply to studies of the Revolutionary War battlefield. There are innumerable variables concerning the musket.  To keep this analysis simple most of the variables will be ignored (things […]

by Hugh T. Harrington