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World rrcord of aryillerymen

 
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Jan G. Taylor



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:09 am    Post subject: World rrcord of aryillerymen Reply with quote

World artillery record set 27CT1909 by 131st Co. (Mine) CAC at FT H.G.Wright. Does anyone else have information abput this evenťt? The newspaper clipping I've seen doesn't show the newspaper or date.
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Z-man



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some info found by CDSG member Karl Fritz - quoted below
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Ok... spent the day at Library of Congress, and I think I've got it...



In an article in the Hartford Courant, dated 3-Nov-1909, on page 13, there was this blurb:



"The 131st Company, at Fort H. G. Wright, Fisher's Island, recently established a record for three-inch guns, firing sixteen rounds in fifty seconds, the last shot demolishing the target, so that the exact number of hits could not be determined."
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Jan G. Taylor



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: World Record of Artillerymen Reply with quote

Thank you both,
Thank you Z-MAN and Karl . The son of one of the servicemen in the 131st will be pleased to finally know the source of the article. I'll post anything more that I learn on this end.
Jan Taylor
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