U.S. Army 24 Pounder Bronze Howitzer

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U.S. Army 24 Pounder Bronze Howitzer

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Title:  

U.S. Army 24 Pounder Bronze Howitzer
Date:
1858
Creator:
Cyrus Alger and Company
Publisher/Studio:
Boston

Content Description: 

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.

Physical Description: 

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-AM

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