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Hotchkiss Mountain Gun

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Service of the 1.65-inch Hotchkiss Gun.   

Men Required: -A gunner and 5 privates. Nos. 1, 2, and 3 serve as cannoneers; Nos. 4 and 5 attend animals.
Equiptment: -Gunner and No. 1, primer pouches; Nos. 2 and 3, cartridge-pouches.
Duties: -The Gunner commands, attaches and detaches the pole, sets the sight, points, and superintends the service of the ammunition.
  -No. 1 mans the right wheel, controls brake-rope, opens and closes breech, and fires piece.
  -No. 2 mans the left wheel, controls brake-rope, introduces the ammunition into the bore, and assists in pointing.
  -No. 3 keeps No. 2 supplied with ammunition and assists the gunner in attaching and detaching the pole.
  -No. 4 and 5 attend animals