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12 Pounder Napoleon
Photographer: Library of Congress
Caption: 12 Pounder Napoleon
Additional Description: The bronze 12-pounder napoleon smoothbore was one of the most common artillery pieces in the Civil War and at the Battle of Franklin. Named after Emproer Louis Napoleon III of France, this mobile, versatile piece could launch a projectile almost a mile. It was not as accurate as a rifled cannon, but its smoothbore barrel made it especially effective as a quick-loading weapon at close range.
Submitted: May 18, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p382848
File Size: 0.102 Megabytes

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