Civil War Heavy Artillery


GunModelMetalBoreWeightProjectileChargeElevationRange
8" siege mortar1841Iron8"930 lbs.shell1 lb.45 deg.1200
10" siege mortar1861Iron10"1000 lbs.shell4 lbs.45 deg.2100
13" seacoast mortar1861Iron13"17120 lbs.shell11 lbs.45 deg.4200
24 pdr. Coehorn mortarn/aBronze5.82"164 lbs.shell0.5 lbs.45 deg.1200
24 pdr. siege howitzer1844Iron5.82"1476 lbs.shell2 lbs.5 deg.1322
8" siege howitzer1841Iron8"2614 lbs.shell4 lbs.12-30'2280
8" seacoast howitzer1841Iron8"5740 lbs.shell8 lbs.5 deg.1800
10" seacoast howitzer1841Iron10"9500 lbs.shell12 lbs.5 deg.1650
8" columbiad1861Iron8"9240 lbs.shell/shot15 lbs.27-30'4468/4812
15" columbiad1861Iron15"50000 lbs.shell30 lbs.40 deg.5018
20" columbiad1864Iron20"115000 lbs.shot200 lbs.25 deg.8000
100 pdr. parrott1861Iron6.4"9700 lbs.shell10 lbs.25 deg.6820
200 pdr. parrott1861Iron8"16500 lbs.shell16 lbs.35 deg.8000
300 pdr. parrott1862Iron10"26500 lbs.shell26 lbs.13-30'9000
11" smoothbore Dahlgren1850sIron11"15700 lbs.shell15 lbs.15 deg.3400
70 pdr. Whitworth muzzle loader1850sSteel5"8580 lbs.bolt13 lbs.10 deg.4000
Source: Martin, David G., "Data File 023: Civil War Heavy Artillery", Strategy & Tactics, No. 81, Jul/Aug. 1980


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