The Napoleon 12-Pounder Field Gun Model 1857

The Napoleon 12-Pounder Field Gun Model 1857 (HMGN7)

Location: Savannah, GA 31404 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.913', W 81° 2.148'

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The twelve-pound Napoleon smoothbore cannonwas developed in France in 1853 and was named for the Emperor Napoleon III. It was adopted and manufactured in the United States in 1857.It was the mainstay of artillery for both the Unionand Confederate armies during the AmericanCivil War.
Napoleon cannons were maneuverable, rugged and dependable and were effective in long range fireas well as close range action. The tube is made of bronze, which is a mixture of copper and tin andfired a twelve solid iron cannon ball.
This cannon was manufactured by H.N.H. & Companyand was the 178th gun produced by this companyin the Northern United States in 1863.
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The Napoleon 12-Pounder Field Gun Model 1857 Statistics
Bore: 4.62"
Tube weight: 1230 lbs.
Tube length: 66"
Maximum range: 1660 yards
Charge: 2.5 lbs black powder
Ammo: solid (12-pound ball), spherical case (shrapnel),shell, cannister
Rate of fire: 3-4 rounds per minute
Crew: 7
Piece weight 2355 lbs.
Muzzle velocity: 1485 fps. (feet per second)
Total manufactured: Union 1156 - Confederate 501
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HM NumberHMGN7
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 6:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 496621 N 3549512
Decimal Degrees32.08188333, -81.03580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.913', W 81° 2.148'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 54.78" N, 81° 2' 8.88" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah GA 31404, US
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