Field Artillery No. 5

 

12-Pound Howitzer

This Confederate gun was manufactured in 1862 at the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Va.

This short barreled cannon fired at a higher trajectory than the Napoleon.

The bronze tube is 53 inches long, weighs 788 lbs., and the bore is 4.62 inches.

Used a one-pound powder charge.

The range at 5 degrees elevation was 1072 yards. (One mile equals 1760 yards.)

 

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