Objects & Places from Sharpe's Siege: Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814

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Royal American Rifles

This is comprised of two companies that are led by Sharpe during military operations described in the narrative.

Canister

This is a type of ammunition used in field and naval guns instead of the more traditional cannonball.

Harper's Seven-barreled Gun

Patrick Harper carries and uses this so-called seven-barreled gun.

Bayonet

This is a blade or spike that is designed to be attached to the end of a rifle or musket, converting the weapon into a type of spear.

Small Arms

Several types of these objects are discussed in the novel. Indeed, the novel's accurate portrayal of them and their use is one of its most enjoyable elements. During the historic period discussed in the narrative, they were nearly all smoothbore, muzzle-loading, and single-shot weapons.

Quicklime

This is a naturally occurring material composed of calcium oxide.

Privateer

This is a privately-owned warship authorized by a given...

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