Got some new ideas to try out here. I decided to stop playing on FaceBook and get serious about something else. Posted a pic of the mountain howitzer firing earlier this year at a school demo. The cannon is owned by my brother in law. And I have been press ganged into being the ordinance sargeant for the piece. It’s tough work by someone has to do it. I got lots more toys to play with now. I hope to post more about them as time goes on.
|M1841 mountain howitzer|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Wars||American Indian Wars, Mexican–American War, American Civil War|
|Weight||220 pounds (100 kg) (barrel weight only), 500 pounds (227 kg) with carriage|
|Caliber||12 lb (4.62 in)|
|Effective firing range||1,005 yards (919 m)|
The M1841 mountain howitzer was a mountain gun used by the United States Army during the mid-nineteenth century, from 1837 to about 1870. It saw service during the Mexican–American War of 1847-1848, the American Indian Wars, and during the American Civil War, 1861-1865 (primarily in the more rugged western theaters).