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Dimensions and parts of Fort Douglas, Winnipeg Canada

I am having troubles estimating the dimensions of Fort Douglas that WAS in Winnipeg Canada. Fort Douglas (from what I understand, correct me if I'm wrong) was the stage of the battle of Seven Oaks. I ...
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Historical use of air guns in major battle?

In the 18 century some armies of Europe had air guns to their disposal. I remember that during some major battle sharpshooters from Tirol used air guns with deadly effect on troops from opponent side, ...
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Help me recognize this naval action

I recall reading a Wikipedia article about an Age of Sail naval combat incident between two vessels, the smaller one being attacked by the larger one. I don't remember anything about the participants ...