The Whitworth Cannon
The Whitworth cannons, from 12 to 120 pdrs, were used by the Confederate
Army but were produced in Great Britain with a range up to 5000 yards.
- The Parrott Gun, from 10 to 250 pdr, was used by both the Union
Army and the Union Navy and considered an inexpensive weapon with limited
- The 13" Mortar (Union Army), referred to as the "Dictator,"
fired a 200-pound shell that caused major destruction to Petersburg, VA.
- The Napoleon Cannon (Confederate Army) M 1857 was used by the
Confederate Army at Sharpsburg and Gettysburg, and a total of 630 were
used in the war.
...their military stores. Most of the barrels were made of iron or bronze,
in either smoothbore or rifled, and elevated at 5 degrees...
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