Battery C Flag

Date:
c. 1864

In 1838 Battery C, 3rd Regiment, commanded by Captain Samuel Ringgold became the first artillery battery to receive horses so that every soldier was mounted. Commonly known as a flying battery because of their capability for rapid movement, Ringgold's battery was soon followed by three other batteries, one from each of the four artillery regiments. The flying batteries played a decisive role in winning the Mexican War battle honors. Around the edge, the flag honors the Battery's service during the battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Buena Vista, and Monterey. Read more »

Location:
1713 Southwest 11th Street Lawton, OK 73501
Identifier:
2010.7100.0001
Institution:
National Artillery Museum

Spanish 9 Pounder Bronze Gun

Date:
December 3, 1767
Publisher/Studio:
Barcelona

This 9-pounder is contemporary of Nos. 17 and 18, and it was made at Barcelona on 3 December 1767. COBRE... DE...AMERICA...on the left trunnion means that its founder used copper from the rich Spanish mines of Chile. Its PESO CASO (peso Castellano, Castilian weight) is marked on the right trunnion at 13 quintales, 75 libras, or 1394.66 of our pounds. It is named EL GALGO (The Greyhound).

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

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

Spanish 9 Pounder Bronze Gun

Date:
December 18, 1790
Publisher/Studio:
Barcelona

Bearing the proper name CAMBERNON, this 9-pounder of Charles IV (1788-1808) was cast on 18 December 1790. Though 23 years newer then EL GALGO, its lines are virtually identical. Trunnion markings show that it, too, was made from Chilean copper and weighs 1387.56 pounds.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze. Wt: 1387.56 lbs.

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

4.63 Inch Bronze Howitzer

This 4.63-inch howitzer only has the founder's or user's identification number "249" for identification. Though its caliber is smaller than that of Nos. 21 and 22, its proportions are similar. A small vent piece is raised forward of the breech ring.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

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

Spanish 6.5 Inch Bronze Howitzer

Date:
November 13, 1782
Publisher/Studio:
Barcelona

This 6.5-inch Spanish howitzer was made on 13 November 1782 at Barcelona. Its prominent vent piece has two holes tapped in each side, possibly a vent cover. Trunnion markings give its weight as the equivalent of 726.01 English pounds, and refer to its material as bronzes viejos (old bronzes; that is, metal obtained by melting down earlier ordnance). Its name JUSTICIERO, is an adjective meaning just or fair.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

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