Mountain Howitzer & Carriage

Date:
1863
Creator:
Alger, Cyrus & Company
Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
90M.013.001
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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Dahlgren Boat Howitzer

Date:
1862
Creator:
U.S. Navy Yard, Washington, DC (Inspector: Dahlgren, John A.)
Description (physical):

H: 52" W: 9"

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
20285B
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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Dahlgren Boat Howitzer

Date:
1860
Creator:
U.S. Navy Yard, Washington, DC (Inspector: Dahlgren, John A.)
Description (physical):

H: 52" W: 9"

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
20285
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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Untitled Record

Description (physical):

Vertical Files

Location:
1002 Victory Drive,Georgia,Columbus,31901
Identifier:
2007.1000.0006
Institution:
National Civil War Naval Museum

Austrian 6 Pounder Rifled Howitzer

Date:
1843
Publisher/Studio:
Vienna

This piece is an Austrian 6-pounder rifled howitzer manufactured at Vienna in 1843. Its weight is indicated at the forward end of the second reinforce as "7c 6f." In the Austrian measure of the time, this meant seven centners (hundredweight), six pfund (pound); the Austrian pfund weighed 1.23 of our pounds, making the weight of this howitzer 778.99 English pounds. This piece used what were called trunnion sights. An iron front sight blade is fixed to the right rimbase, and a portion of the right breech face is cut away to receive the rear sight. This piece is one of four in the Navy Yards collection (two more in Leutze Park, one in the Navy Memorial Museum) purchased by the Confederacy and captured in the blockade runner Columbia in 1862.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze. Wt: 778.99 lbs.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-AS
Institution:
Naval Historical Center

Austrian 6 Pounder Bronze Rifled Howitzer

Date:
1852
Publisher/Studio:
Vienna

This is an Austrian rifled 6-pounder howitzer of a pattern, later than that of No. 1. Made in Vienna in 1852, it has one reinforce instead of the two of No. 1, and its outline is noticeably more functional, lacking the older weapons ornamental rings and astragals. In dimensions and lines, though, the relation between older and newer pieces shows clearly. The howitzer has the same type of sights as the 1843 weapon and, like it, was captured from the blockade runner Columbia. A trophy inscription on No. 3 commemorates this. A number of Austrian rifled howitzers were bought and used by the Confederacy; 6-pounders like this can be seen at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as well as at Petersburg and Fort Monroe, Virginia; two bronze 24-pounder howitzers are at Gettysburg National Military Park. Seven pieces of this type were sold to the Grand Army of the Republic in 1883 to be melted down and cast into members' badges for that association of Union veterans.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-GO
Institution:
Naval Historical Center

Austrian 6 Pounder Bronze Rifled Howitzer

Date:
1854
Publisher/Studio:
Vienna

This is an Austrian rifled 6-pounder howitzer of a pattern, later than that of No. 1. Forged in Vienna in 1854, it has one reinforce instead of the two of No. 1, and its outline is noticeably more functional, lacking the older weapons ornamental rings and astragals. In dimensions and lines, though, the relation between older and newer pieces shows clearly. The howitzer has the same type of sights as the 1843 weapon and, like it, was captured from the blockade runner Columbia. A trophy inscription on No. 3 commemorates this. A number of Austrian rifled howitzers were bought and used by the Confederacy; 6-pounders like this can be seen at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as well as at Petersburg and Fort Monroe, Virginia; two bronze 24-pounder howitzers are at Gettysburg National Military Park. Seven pieces of this type were sold to the Grand Army of the Republic in 1883 to be melted down and cast into members' badges for that association of Union veterans.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-GN
Institution:
Naval Historical Center

U.S. Army 24 Pounder Bronze Howitzer

Date:
1858
Creator:
Cyrus Alger and Company
Publisher/Studio:
Boston

This is a U.S. Army 24-pounder howitzer, made from an 1844 model. Markings on its trunnions show that it was made at Boston in 1858 by Cyrus Alger and Company. The initials B.H. on the muzzle face are those of Major Benjamin Huger, then an inspector of ordnance for the Army and later a major general in the Confederate service. This piece passed into Confederate hands during the Civil War and, as the inscription on the breech shows, was recaptured when Morris Island, Charleston, S.C., was evacuated after a long siege by Rear Admiral S. P. Lee's North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-AM
Institution:
Naval Historical Center