Sunday, June 14, 1863
"They (the Confederates) open fire upon us with some new kind of light artillery, which shoots small, hissing projectiles, larger than musket balls, but much smaller than any cannon shot we have ever heard in the air. These villainous little missles come as if fired from artillery revolvers, without delay for loading.
Lt. Col. Edward Bacon, 6th Michigan Infantry Regiment
Citadel, Port Hudson, La.