Blog posts discussing the 6-pdr guns (3.67-inch bore diameter) guns. As with other artillery systems, these follow the design history of the caliber from Revolutionary times up to the Civil War.
The “Iron Age” 6-pdrs – Models 1819, 1827, and 1834 in particular.
Other early iron 6-pdr field guns – associated with Confederates
Model 1834 iron gun “walk around”
Model 1835 Bronze 6-pdr (with mention of the Model 1836 iron guns)
Model 1838 and 1840 bronze guns
Test and Trial guns from the 1840s
Treadwell’s Experimental Steel-Wrought iron 6-pdr
“False Napoleons” Altered 6-pdr Field Guns
Revere Copper 6-pdr Model 1841 (converted to False Napoleon after the war)
Griffen 6-pdr Wrought Iron guns
Links between the 6-pdrs and early rifled artillery
Overview of Confederate 6-pdr production
Leeds & Company bronze 6-pdrs (converted to false Napoleons after the war).
Tredegar bronze 6-pdr cast to the Model 1841 form.
Various 6-pdr class weapons presented for comparison. Some of these were used by the combatants during the war.
Spanish 6-pdr – Presented here to compare with American types. While several Spanish 6-pdrs were in the US during the war, their use, if any, was minimal. Surviving examples include an 1740s pattern captured in the Mexican War and a Gribeauval pattern gun.