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12-Pounder Napoleon Field Gun Muzzle-Loading Artillery

Made by the Revere Copper Company1863

National Park Service, Centennial One Object Exhibit

National Park Service, Centennial One Object Exhibit

Boston, Massachusetts


This 12-Pounder Napoleon is located within Point Park atop Lookout Mountain. This Civil War artifact marks the location where Garrity’s Alabama Battery took up their position during the Battle of Chattanooga and shelled the Union forces down inside the city and on Moccasin Bend.


The American Model 1857 "Napoleon" was the main type of field gun artillery of the Civil War. Both sides used this type of cannon because they found the weapon to be reliable, effective at both short and long distance, and devastating when it found its mark.

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  • Title: 12-Pounder Napoleon Field Gun Muzzle-Loading Artillery
  • Creator: Made by the Revere Copper Company
  • Date Created: 1863
  • Contributor: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Park Website: Park Website
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: CHCH 1096
  • Measurements: L 167.64, Dia 11.73 (bore) cm
  • Material: Cast bronze
  • Date: 1863
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