Our Artillery Guns and Ammunition

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        Our battery is equipped with one M1841 6-pounder gun, two M1861 10-pounder Parrott rifles, and one M1841 24-pounder Coehorn mortar. Our gun and rifle barrels were manufactured by South Bend Replicas, Inc.

Our Gun specifications: (courtesy of The Civil War Artillery Page - The Weapons)

Weapon Type

Material Barrel Length Barrel Weight Bore Diameter 1Range
M1841 6-pounder 
gun
Cast Iron 60 inches 884 pounds 3.67 inches 1520 yards
M1861 10-pounder
Parrot rifle
Cast Iron 78 inches 890 pounds 2.9 inches   2000 yards
M1841 24-pounder
Coehorn mortar

.Cast Iron

*18 inches

*165 pounds .

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1 At five degrees of elevation
* Approximation

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M1841 6-pounder gun

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M1861 10-pounder Parrot rifle

Learn more about our Guns. (visit these excellent sites):

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Test your knowledge. Battery I (Dilger's Battery) of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery has two online tests - one for artillery equipment, and one for artillery drill. Give it a shot!


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