The Civil War, Day by Day

The Guns of Gettysburg

The Napoleon 12-Pounder

Federal models generally had a bronze barrel (known as the gun tube), while the Confederate model often had a cast-iron tube. At Gettysburg, an earth-shaking artillery duel preceded Pickett’s Charge.

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