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Front View - - Cannon by Marker
Photographer: Al Wolf
Taken: June 27, 2009
Caption: Front View - - Cannon by Marker
Additional Description: By the time of the American Civil War, the 6-pdr caliber was outranged by both larger smoothbores and rifled guns then entering service. Furthermore, the 12-pdr guns replacing it fired twice the projectile weight. As such, most 6-pdrs were relegated to ancillary duties away from the main armies by 1863.
Submitted: October 8, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
Database Locator Identification Number: p222870
File Size: 3.253 Megabytes


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