Royal American Rifles
This is comprised of two companies that are led by Sharpe during military operations described in the narrative.
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.
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.
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.
This is a naturally occurring material composed of calcium oxide.
This is a privately-owned warship authorized by a given...
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