How To: Load and fire a Civil War-era rifle and cannon

Load and fire a Civil War-era rifle and cannon

How to Load and fire a Civil War-era rifle and cannon

Ever wanted to know how to load a Civil War rifle? Did you know it takes four men to load a Civil War cannon? See how it's all done in this video produced by Rob Child.

You'll see exactly how to load and fire a black powder Civil War musket and load and fire a Civil War-era 3" cannon. See how to clear the cannon barrel of debris and embers from previous rounds, then see how to load a round in it and set the igniter. If you're into Civil War reenactments, this is a cool video to watch.

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