To counterbalance the weight of the tongue, the centre of gravity of the chest is placed a little in rear of the centre of the axletree; It should be carried still farther back, as, when the chest is loaded, the weight on the necks of the wheel-horses isanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Artillerist's Manual, Compiled from Various Sources, and Adapted to the Service of the United States. Illustrated ... Second Edition, ... Enlarged|
|Author||:||John GIBBON (Brigadier-General, U.S. Army.)|