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  • n. Plural form of epaulement.


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  • On either side were small redoubts and epaulements, twelve in all.

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • On February 10th, by order of Colonel Burn-Murdoch (1st Dragoons) and the Camp Commandant, I placed my guns in the entrenched camp half a mile beyond the bridge, and up to 14th was employed in making gun epaulements and pits, and finding the ranges.

    With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900) Journal of Active Service

  • They are impossible to disable behind their huge epaulements unless you actually hit the gun, and they are so harmless as hardly to be worth disabling.

    From Capetown to Ladysmith An Unfinished Record of the South African War

  • All our field batteries were put in position, and were covered by good epaulements; the troops were brought forward, in easy support, concealed by the shape of the ground; and to the minute, viz.,

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • William, but he seems to have lost all judgment in a fit of personal vanity and to have ordered a second charge which could not but prove as futile as the first, delivered as it was up a perfect glacis strengthened by epaulements, reverses and countersunk galvon work and one whose natural strength was heightened by the stockade which the indomitable energy of Harold's troops had perfected in the early hours of the morning.

    First and Last

  • The sharpshooters perched themselves wherever they could best get a good view of the enemy from the fort, and sheltered themselves with little andbag epaulements loopholed.

    Memoirs of the War of Secession

  • A flank land attack and an attack in reverse were, therefore, tacitly accepted by this plan of defense; and that with sand batteries (men epaulements) not closed at the gorge, and with guns half of which could not be traversed over 150 degrees.

    Memoirs of the War of Secession

  • Major Manigault was with all dispatch moved that night from his camp near Wappoo to Legare's Landing, where he arrived at daylight and immediately proceeded to erect epaulements for his siege guns.

    Memoirs of the War of Secession

  • The batteries were still barbette epaulements, but the chances of being passed by a hostile fleet were diminished from the fact that along the western part of the island (along the Kiawah) the whole river was not more than 600 yards wide and in some places the channel was within 200 yards of the batteries.

    Memoirs of the War of Secession

  • Kemper galloped up and unlimbered at the short range stated in an open field and fought without epaulements.

    Memoirs of the War of Secession


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