War Memorials of Wisconsin

M1841 12-pounder bronze field gun

Only 63 of the 4.62 inch caliber smoothbore M1841 12-pounder field gun were manufactured. The 85 inch long bronze barrel was made by each Alger and Ames for the Union Army, and by Tregalgar Foundry for the Confederate Army. Some of these smoothbore barrels were modified with rifling.

There are 3 known M1841 12-pounder bronze field guns on display in Wisconsin.  They are at the following locations:

City Located Photo(s) Gun info* Mount info Location GPS Map(s)
Prairie du Chien, WI n/a Marshall, __
1861, No.37
? Villa House ? n/a
Spring Green, WI Ames, 38
1854, No.57
replica wooden shipboard carriage Rear gun at House on the Rock
along Hwy 23
N 43 05.963'
W 90 08.140'
Spring Green, WI Ames, 57
1855, No.58
replica wooden shipboard carriage Front gun at House on the Rock
along Hwy 23
N 43 05.963'
W 90 08.140'

*Gun Info: Foundry, Foundry number / Year of Manufacture, Registry number

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