Previously: “If I know Lacy—she’s already becoming impatient,” Chris offered, “Her entire history as I see it, is impulse-driven.”
MEANWHILE—at the same time inside LaCantina… “They won’t show themselves!” Lacy Dalton frustration clearly showing, “Move the men in front of the fort and prepare dynamite charges!”
Christine began to object, “But Lacy, we’ll need those gates…”
“We’ll build new ones!” Lacy cut her off, “If we don’t take that damned fort—we might as well pack it up and move-on!”
Christine sighed, “Do it boys. Have the men shoot at the wall-top.”
An hour later all the outlaws were arranged in front and began consistent, but sporadic fire at the wall, while a team placed crates of dynamite at the base of the doors.
There was nothing Boomer and his men could do to stop them.
Season 12—Adventure 3—Siege of Fort Justice—Episode 17… Except—open the gates—which is precisely what they did—to the surprise and delight of the outlaws.
They began whoopin’ and hollerin’ and they started to run towards the gates.
Until they saw what was behind the gates.
The first horse gun fired—and was quickly rolled back to reload as the second horse gun fired.
The second horse gun fired—and was quickly rolled back to reload as the third horse gun fired.
The third horse gun fired—and was quickly rolled back to reload as the fourth horse gun fired.
The fourth horse gun fired—and was quickly rolled back to reload as the first horse gun fired again.
This is what’s called a “rolling volley.” Essentially one horse gun or another was constantly firing with no gap between each round. The troopers were all veterans of the Civil War, and were skilled artillerymen. The relatively small 3 pounder horse guns were firing “canister” or “grape shot” consisting of ball bearing sized lead shot contained in a light paper bag for quick loading. When fired the bag disintegrated and shot expanded out the barrel causing horrendous effect on anyone hit.
And then the two bigger 6 pounder guns opened fire simultaneously from positions atop the wall. As the guns fired they rolled down a short ramp—allowing the gunners to reload out of danger from the attackers. The canister fire from these guns was about twice as destructive as the 3 pounder canister.
And then the two bigger 6 pounder guns opened fire simultaneously
The canister fire continued for at least ten minutes before the cavalry arrived to finish the destruction of the outlaw forces.
From the left, the irregular cavalry commanded by Carl McIntyre and consisting of the Danger Bay time travelers and James Silverthorn’s native horsemen arrived.
From the right, Colonel Cooper’s command arrived.
They simultaneously charged the now panicking outlaws and showed no mercy until they dropped their fire arms and surrendered.
At that point, McIntyre’s cavalry rode into the town of Fort Justice to find and arrest Lacy Dalton.
Lacy and Christine Dalton were many things—but they were not fools. As soon as they heard the cannons fire, they mounted their horses and along with their closest comrades—rode out of town.
A thorough search was made in every possible direction they might have gone—even with the help of Flutters and the dog-people—they were not found.
They WILL cause trouble—AGAIN!
This concludes Adventure 3…But our stories? To be Continued…