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It is clear that Union infantry and cavalry engaged the rioters in the streets, contributing to the substantial loss of life: During the Draft Riots of 1863, Union troops were called in to restore order. Here the rioters (pictured) battled Union forces along First Avenue, between 11th and 14th Streets (note the cannon firing in the background) Columbia ...


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Cannons were fired in anger in an American City, in the Philadelphia Nativist Riots in 1844 by both sides. I have not read of naval guns being used in the New York City draft riots of 1863. In those days naval guns were far more powerful than field artillery used by armies. I believe that if even small warships fired upon a city neighborhood it would be ...


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I can narrow down the time of Barry Lyndon a bit. At one point in the movie Barry Lyndon is serving in battles involving "Our illustrious ally Frederick". Great Britain was allied with Frederick the Great of Prussia during the Seven Years War of 1754-1763, so part of the movie happens during the 1750s or 1760s. Thus dueling would have been illegal, but ...


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1) the title ealdorman or earl was only used in England by English governments. It was related to the Scandinavian word jarl, but no Vikings were ever earls, unless they were working in England for the King of England and were appointed earls by him. I don't know if you or the TV show is responsible for the use of "earls". 2) In English a heraldic emblem ...



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