Cast for Training, Used in Battle: The Cadet 6-pdrs

Although the regulation 6-pdr Model 1841 remained in production right up to the Civil War, several non-regulation light field guns appeared from the mid-1840s onwards.  These were cast to fill militia batteries, private concerns, or for experimental purposes.  Both Cyrus Alger and Ames Manufacturing produced light 4-pdr field guns, some of which saw action inContinue reading “Cast for Training, Used in Battle: The Cadet 6-pdrs”