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12-Pounder Napoleon Cannon

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The 12-pounder Napoleon Model 1857 was the principal artillery piece used in the American Civil War by both sides. Developed in France in 1853, the "12" in the name in fact refers to its calibre rather than the weight of the round.

Although with a clear heritage in the artillery that went before it, being a cast bronze cannon, it actually represented innovation in that it could fire ball and canister shot as well as shells.

These two examples, identifiable as Federal weapons due to their muzzle swell, are on display at the City of Sheridan Municipal Cemetery in Wyoming.
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About the Author

About Randy Harvey (HARV)
FROM: WYOMING, UNITED STATES

I have been in the modeling hobby off and on since my youth. I build mostly 1/35 scale. However I work in other scales for aircraft, ships and the occasional civilian car kit. I also kit bash and scratch-build when the mood strikes. I mainly model WWI and WWII figures, armor, vehic...


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Thank you for getting these pictures posted for me Matthew. Randy
SEP 19, 2012 - 12:04 PM