Brown Bess

Brown Bess
Uploaded by Luke Imre on 18 Dec 2017 in Simcoe

Taken in Niagara Falls, at Fort George. Built in 1802 and played a major role in the war of 1812, and even saw use as a training ground for Canadian forces in WW2. This picture is of a individual dressed how the British forces would have looked in the war of 1812 firing a musket known as "Brown Bess" the name coined for the .75 caliber standard firearm of the British army. Being a flintlock muzzle loaded firearm it has a impressive bang and smoke cloud when fired!

Tagged: history 1812 niagara fort george


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