https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/79/?q=arrow Here is a description of a skirmish between thirty-four Texan colonists and hundreds of Comanche on May 26, 1839. This battle is known as the Bird's Creek Fight. Recoiling under the fire, the Indians again formed on the hill and remained about twenty minutes, when a second charge was made in the same order, … Continue reading “The Best Arrow Shot in the History of Indian Warfare”?
16th Century Prices of Weapons
https://play.google.com/books/reader?printsec=frontcover&output=reader&id=DAkHAAAAQAAJ&pg=GBS.PA112 Great factoids in this book. Page 105: Bow, best sort- 3s. 4d. " second- 2s. 6d. " third- 2s. Sheaf of livery arrows- 5s. Sheaf of arrows, 8 or 9 inch the feather- 2s. 4d. Page 106: 35 lb. of big shot for the ordnance at 2d. the lb. - 5s. 10d. Page 107: … Continue reading 16th Century Prices of Weapons
Alonso De Contreras Witnesses the Accuracy of a Greek Archer
"I put the Greeks ashore, and went on my way with the caramuzal to the Arm of Mayna, which is not far distant. This Arm of Mayna is a district of the land which is in the Morea, a barren land, and its inhabitants are Greek Christians. They have no houses, but exist in grottos … Continue reading Alonso De Contreras Witnesses the Accuracy of a Greek Archer
List of arrow wounds suffered by US soldiers, late 19th century
https://archive.org/stream/areportsurgical00otisgoog#page/n158/mode/2up Here is a rare opportunity to get hard numbers of the lethality of arrow wounds. This book is A Report of Surgical Cases Treated in the Army of the United States from 1865 to 1871. In reports of 83 arrow wounds, 26 are fatal, or 31%. Excluding men who suffered multiple wounds, 21 out … Continue reading List of arrow wounds suffered by US soldiers, late 19th century