April 28, 1503: What Was the First Battle Won by Small Arms Fire?

A Brief History On April 28, 1503, the armies of Spain and France fought in Southern Italy at a place called Cerignola (near Bari), a battle decided by the small arms fire of muskets and arquebuses, one of the first European battles where small arms fire from firearms decided the battle. Although hand held firearms … Continue reading April 28, 1503: What Was the First Battle Won by Small Arms Fire?