Light gun for inshore duties – 12-pdr, or 3.4-inch, Dahlgren Rifled Boat Howitzer

On September 15, 1864, Brigadier-General Rufus Saxton made a request for naval support to help picket the backwaters behind Morris and Folly Islands: I have the honor very respectfully to request that, if consistent with the interest of the service, a navy launch, manned and armed with a rifled 12-pounder howitzer, may be placed onContinue reading “Light gun for inshore duties – 12-pdr, or 3.4-inch, Dahlgren Rifled Boat Howitzer”