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By Katcher Ph., Bryan T.

As a result of the size of the beach of the USA, from the start American ordnance and engineers positioned an emphasis on heavy artillery fastened in coastal defences. The Union military organised its 'Heavy Artillery' into separate regiments, uniformed and outfitted in a different way. whereas the sphere Artillery was once assigned around the battling fronts Heavy Artillery devices served the large weapons within the forts and the defences of Washington. The Confederates didn't differentiate forms of artillery and people who turned often called Heavy Artillery did so via casual organization instead of formal designation. This publication information the advance and utilization of the massive weapons.

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He disproved the historian William Camden’s suggestion that Avebury had been a military camp by pointing out that the ditch was inside the ‘rampart’ and for defensive purposes it should be the other way round. He also dismissed Camden’s suggestion that the Sarsen stones were not stone at all but some form of artificial cement, pointing out, again from observation, that such stones were to be seen all over the Marlborough Downs. Aubrey’s interest in language and oral tradition led him to notice that local people called the monument ‘Stonedge’, meaning stones on their edges, which he thought a plausible derivation.

To wind up this Discourse’ he wrote: The Romans had no dominion in Ireland, or (at least not far) in Scotland. Therefore these temples are not to be supposed to be built by them: nor had the Danes Dominion in Wales … But all these monuments are of the same fashion and antique rudeness; wherefore I conclude, that they were erected by the Britons: and were Temples of the Druids. If modern archaeologists have found any quarrel with Aubrey it is with this almost passing reference to the Druids, which unwittingly ushered in more than three centuries of, from their point of view, nonsense.

Although a modern view of prehistory makes it clear that the Druids, in so far as they are documented at all, are described at a period very much later than that of Stonehenge, there was nothing in Toland’s time to suggest this. It was difficult enough to imagine a pre-Roman Britain at all, and if it had to fit into Archbishop Ussher’s time-span it must have been short-lived, so Toland assumed, not unreasonably, that all his Celtic sources were contemporary with the Druids and with their temples.

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