Napoleon M-1857 12-PDR Field Cannon
My model of the Napoleon cannon M-1857 12-PDR Field Cannon
is not built as shown on the #13 plan set, as I took liberties with the finish.
I used brass for the metal parts required in the building of this model, so as to pretty it up when displayed, Still, it is a mighty pretty display model of a Napleon cannon M-1857 12-PDR Field Cannon
Developed in France for Emperor Napoleon III in the 1850s, the bronze smoothbore 12-pounder became the most popular gun of the American Civil War. The Napoleon was light enough to be easily maneuverable and heavy enough to destroy field fortifications almost a mile away.Firing solid shot, spherical case and canister, the Napoleon Cannon was also extremely versatile. By mid-1863 nearly 40% of all field artillery pieces of each army were Napoleons. The Union had over 1,000 Napoleon Cannons in its arsenal and the Confederacy over 600.
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