The 0.7 metre-long arrows, each with a long tube of gunpowder attached around the point of each arrow, could be fired from a long, octagonal-shaped basket at the same time and had a range of around 500 paces. C. Another weapon which was known as 'arrow as a flying sabre ', could be fired from
First constructed in 300 B.C. by the Chinese and Trebuchets were also known as trebuckets, Trebuchets became known rapidly for their great power and exceptional accuracy. Trebuchets threw many things, here’s a list for you. The Trebuchet threw stones, sharp wooden poles, darts, fire, burning tar, burning sand, pots of Greek fire, feces, dead mangled bodies, disease ridden bodies, body parts, dead animals,
Gabe mitchell 8th grade english Mrs. King November 24th,2015 Battle of cowpens Have you ever heard about the battle of cowpens? The battle of cowpens was a very effective battle,there was many lives lost for a good cause. The americans had defeated the british at Yorktown causing them to push back. In my opinion i could tell that the british were going to lose this battle already.
In the battle, there consisted of 18 cannons with various sizes. A few many included, one iron 16 pounder, one iron 12 pound gunnade, and one 9" pedrero. The 9” pedrero fired stone balls that sunk ships and was used to defend batteries against assault. At least 13 cannon were spiked and broken off before being dumped in
It held all of the colony’s firearms and weapons, plus gunpowder. But, back then, the security was not as well run as it is today. On the night of April 18th, 1775, Lord Dunmore (Governor of Virginia) ordered the redcoats to empty all the gunpowder in the Magazine and disable all muskets. This was a VERY important occasion in history because this is what led to a revolution is Massachusetts but that is off topic. Also, the Magazine’s design was very intelligent for colonial times.
At this time it is estimated that the Emerald Ash Borer is responsible for killing over one million ash trees. Ash trees are very abundant. Some forests are over half ash trees. With the Emerald Ash Borer moving as quickly as it does and killing trees so fast this will lead to a huge shortage of ash trees. All twenty-two species of ash trees are targeted by the beetles.
William Prescott knew that the British were coming so he led minutemen troops to Breads Hill where most of the battle happened. (Bobrick 32)There he built trenches and breastworks which are chest-high fortifications made out of dirt, wood, and any other materials at hand. It was here, where William Prescott said, “Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes” (colonel william prescott) The reason William Prescott said these words here, was because they had limited ammunition, and their muskets would be more accurate at close range.(Janelle Pavao) On June 16, 1775, in Boston, Massachusetts, Americans suffered over 400 casualties, and more than 1,000 British soldiers were killed or wounded.
There were more than 150 prison camps established throughout the Civil War. They were all filled way past their capacity limits so inmates were very crowded with very little provisions and surrounded by disease. Three infamous prison camps are the Union’s Fort Delaware, Elmira Prison in New York, and Camp Sumter or Andersonville Prison. An estimated 56,000 men perished in prison camps during the Civil War. (National Geographic Society)
I have a received a ticket to go anywhere I choose to go. Out of all the places I would choose to go I would choose to back in time to the year 1340 back when the black plague was disaster brought upon by the wrath of God, to show them a way to contain the virus, and possibly help stop the spread of the virus sooner. The Black Death or also known as the black plague was one of the world’s most devastating pandemics in human history, it resulted in nearly 75 to 200 million deaths. That was about 30-60% of Europe’s total population.
Connor MacFarland 3/22/16 period 5 American History The topic I chose for the American poster is “A Victorious battle and why it was important”. The battle I have focused on is The Battle of Bunker Hill. While the American forces did retreat in this battle, and Bunker HIl was eventually secured by the Red Coats, due to running out of ammunition, this was considered to be a moral victory for the colonist forces.
Since most of the buildings was made out of wood the fire burned it easily and spreaded quick.(”Legend has it that a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn and started the fire, but other theories is that humans or even a meteor might have been responsible for the event that left an area in flames’’).(McHugh, Janet. ebscohost)
Because Marco’s adventures appeared in a popular book, his travels are best known, but others from the West had already been to the Orient. William of Rubruck, a French Catholic priest, made the journey in 1255, leaving us a record of his adventures much more reliable than Marco Polo’s stories. Marco was fond of tall tales, but William was a careful observer. William de Rubruck found Europeans living in China and the Mongolian lands, most of whom were brought there as prisoners taken when the Mongols invaded Europe (1235-1241). He heard of Germans made to work in mines and he met a Hungarian who was a servant.
Crucible, noun. 1. a container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures and 2. a severe, searching test or trial. (Dictionary.com, 2015)
Many issues throughout history can be looked at differently because of perspective. When looking at both sides of a conflict a person can learn a lot about both sides. The Crusades were a progression of religious wars endorsed by the Latin church in the medieval period. Particularly the campaigns in the eastern Mediterranean with the point of recouping the Blessed land from Islamic power. Christians and Muslims came up with different strategies for fighting the war.