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[Civil War] "HOT" Recoil - Artillery

Hoping we have a CW art'y expert out there who can shed light on "hot" recoil.

The reference I have is from Lt. James Gildea, Battery L, 1st Ohio L.A. He writes about his battery going into action in rocky terrain and "We could only use the 3 guns as one of the right section's could not be fired on account of the rocks around it caused hot recoil and jumped straight up"

I get the idea, but wonder if others have ever encountered the term "hot recoil", or whether it was slang unique to this battery or officer?

Thanks

Stuart Dempsey

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