150 years ago: Confederate engineers considering forensic ballistics

On this day (February 17) in 1864, Confederate engineer Captain R.H. Lucas provided this report: Charleston, February 17, 1864. Col. D. B. Harris, Chief Engineer of Department: Colonel: In obedience to your order I have just measured the angle at which the enemy’s shell penetrated the house No. 65 King street. I obtained access toContinue reading “150 years ago: Confederate engineers considering forensic ballistics”