Mortars

Introduction to Civil War era mortars

Methods for aiming mortars

More on aiming mortars and mortar beds used on Morris Island

Coehorn Mortars

Historical background

American Coehorn mortars – Model 1838 24-pdr

Mounting and transporting the Coehorns

Projectiles for the Coehorn

Post-war service of the Coehorns – the Modoc War

Confederate Coehorns – 12- and 24-pdrs from Tredegar

8-inch and 10-inch Siege Mortars

British 8-inch siege mortar – a pattern for the Americans

Model 1840 8-inch and 10-inch Siege Mortars

Mortar Wagons used to transport the siege mortars

Mortar Beds for the Model 1840 weapons

Confederate 8-inch Siege Mortar?  Maybe

8-inch Siege Mortar Model 1861

10-inch Siege Mortar Model 1861

Mortar beds for the Model 1861 weapons

Live fire of 8-inch Mortar

10-inch Seacoast Mortars

Early 10-inch Seacoast Mortars

10-inch Model 1840 Seacoast Mortar

Analysis of photo of Model 1840 mortars on the James

10-inch Model 1861 Seacoast Mortar

13-inch Seacoast Mortars

Part 1: History and Design

Part 2: Projectiles used in 13-inch mortars

Part 3: Use of 13-inch mortars at Island No. 10 (and the full article at CWN 150 Blog)

Part 4: Use of 13-inch mortars at New Orleans (and the full article at CWN 150 Blog)

Part 5: Mortars at Yorktown

Stone Mortars

Use in America, in particular Model 1838 16-inch Stone Mortar

Improvised and Obsolete Types

 Wooden Mortars at Vicksburg

Confederate use of Spanish mortars

Confederate use of old bronze mortars at Island No. 10

Confederate use of British mortars

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  1. Pingback: Putting shells on target: Aiming the siege mortars | To the Sound of the Guns

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