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31138Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Union Artillery -- 32 pounders at Chatt

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  • GnrlJEJohnston@aol.com
    May 3, 2005
      In a message dated 5/3/2005 10:54:27 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, preachergeorgewv@... writes:
      Here's another quote from the same infantry Sgt. at Chattanooga. Maybe you and/or others can shed some light on these comments?::
      Most 32 pounders were Sea Coast guns or naval chambered cannons with a 6.4 inch bore.  It is possible that the guns used at Chattanooga that your Sgt heard were 32 pdr Bronze Field Howitzers, Model 1844. (Sorry no pic on this one)
       Now it was common however, for seige and other heavy projectile uses, there were several 30 pdr Parrott rifles that were used such as the one shown below.
      There were Army, Confederate, and Naval versions of this gun.
      4.2-inch (30-pounder) Army Parrott rifle, Model of 1861 Nominal length: 126 inches. Rifling: 5-groove, right-hand twist. Weight: 4,200 pounds. Early versions had muzzle swell, later versions did not. Known survivors: 198
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