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Of its forty-eight available guns, only twenty-one were in the casemates, twenty-seven being on the rampart en barbette.A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln|John G. Nicolay
He did not do quite as well every time, but in two hours there was not a gun in place on the barbette of the fort.
In a moment he saw the carriage of the only gun that seemed to be mounted on the barbette flying in pieces in every direction.
If in siege works or en barbette, it is much easier to load a muzzle loader under cover than a breech-loader.
Bastringuette has a cousin who lives Rue Barbette way; perhaps she's gone to see her.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams|Charles Paul de Kock