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Old June 11, 2012, 06:48 AM   #10
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,153
There's a Revolutionary War account written by a soldier, letter to home, I think, describing how an entire wagonload of cartridges got soaked.

All of the cartridges were disassembled, the powder and paper put on blankets in the sun to dry, and then reassembled.

Sounds tedious as hell.
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