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American Civil War Artillery

These photos taken from the National Archives show the drills and varieties of Civil War artillery.  There are field guns, fortification guns, carronades and mortars.  Compare them with the models found in various playsets.  

Firing battery

Fortification guns.  Forward gun is on a regular field-type carriage; rear gun is rigged as a carronade.

"Goober left and didn't pick up his toys."

"Hey, Goober, I'm sending you an express package ."

Heavy guns - their shape is more like toys

Formal artillery drill

Firing battery loads guns.

Carronade - large fort gun

Mortars - note the details.  

All photos courtesy of US National Archives

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