U.S. Model 1857 Light 12-Pounder Gun: The "Napoleon"

Date:
1857

The workhorse of both Union and Confederate field artilleries, the versatile Napoleon fired 12-pound solid shot, exploding shell, and canister. The muzzle-loading smoothbore acquired its nickname after being modeled on a lightweight, maneuverable field gun that was developed in France by Napoleon III.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Siege Artillery In The Campaigns Against Richmond

Date:
1986
Creator:
Abbot, Henry L.
Publisher/Studio:
Arendtsville, PA: Dean S. Thomas
Description (physical):

Hardbound, 5.5" x 8.5", 183 p. + index

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier