“A History and an Introduction to Muzzle-Loading Artillery”- Education Week at BYU

Sandwiched in the Education Week catalog between “The Mind of a Faith-Filled Disciple” and “Lessons from the Doctrine and Covenants and Modern Revelation,” the description reads

Note: This class includes a live demonstration and is designed to acquaint the participant with the types of muzzle-loading artillery, how to load and fire them safely, and how to make the ammunition (blanks only).

Frankly, I think this is a great way to reach the youth, but then, what do I know? ;)

It turns out to be part of a series of lectures and demonstrations on the Mormon Battalion, but with blanks. Disappointing indeed. What hath correlation wrought? (Shakes head sadly…)

5 thoughts on ““A History and an Introduction to Muzzle-Loading Artillery”- Education Week at BYU

  1. When I just looked at the title, I assumed it was a metaphor for something – how to do battle with anti-Mormons or something. Nope, not a metaphor :-D

  2. It’s like the cannons in the 1812 Overture — if the wife wants the husband to come, she’s got to have something to pique his interest.

  3. I saw Br. Cresaps’s presentation last month. It is very informative – I learned lots of things I never knew about the Mormon Battalion. It is also very impressive, especially if you like things that go boom. He brought the 5 inch cannon the batallion took with them, and when he touched it off, 3 or 4 feet of flame shot out of the barrel. Fire in the hole!

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