Firing an 18th-century cannon

Firing an 18th-century cannon

Reenactors fire an eighteenth-century cannon at Alamance Battleground. The cannon is typical of the artillery used by Governor Tryon’s troops during the Battle of Alamance in 1771.

Duration: 
1:27
Transcript: 

Commanding officer (00:06)
**.

(00:08)
** piece!

(00:12)
Pass* sponge!

(00:14)
Tend vent!

(00:16)
Sponge piece!

(00:19)
Hand off cartridge!

(00:24)
Charge piece!

(00:28)
Ram down cartridge!

(00:32)
Prime!

(00:53)
Fire!

[Crowd cheering] (01:01)

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