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    Arms & Men: Shrapnel’s Lethal Shells

    Henry Shrapnel’s invention was obsolete by World War II, but its legacy of death and mutilation continues. The British guns that wreaked havoc on the French at Waterloo fired four kinds of ammunition. Three of these— round shot, common...


    Last Shot of the Civil War Wounds One

    The 6-pound round of Confederate solid shot rolled into the fire and exploded. Shrapnel flew throughout the room full of Federal soldiers. Miraculously, no one was killed. A few men incurred minor injuries, and one, Private Harry Chait of...