Field Artillery No. 4


Six-Pound Smoothbore Gun, Model 1841

Nearly obsolete by the start of the war, this gun was used by both sides in the early years.

It fired solid shot, round shell, canister, and case.

Later, in the South, they were melted down; in the North they were rifled for James projectiles.

The bronze tube was 60 inches long, weighed 884 lbs., and the bore was 3.67 inches.

The range at 5 degrees elevation was 1523 yards. (One mile equals 1760 yards.)


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