8-inch Seacoast Howitzer

Turning from the “guns” that served both sides at Fort Sumter in 1861, another type of weapon in the batteries was the seacoast howitzer.  As mentioned in an earlier post tracing the history of columbiads, the seacoast howitzer filled a requirement to fire shells at enemy ships venturing too close to the friendly shores. EarlierContinue reading “8-inch Seacoast Howitzer”