Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
French horse artillerist, 1812.
Horse artillery was used extensively by the French during the Napoleonic Wars. By attaching light guns to horses, artillery support could be rapidly relocated to wherever it was most required.
Artist: Hippolyte Bellangé