War Memorials of Wisconsin

M1861 3 inch Ordinance rifle

The 3 inch Ordinance rifle was a lightweight rifled gun manufactured in large numbers during the Civil War and supplied to the field and horse artillery of the Union Army. It was made of wrought iron and was noted for its accuracy. It was in service from the Civil War through the Spanish-American War of 1898.

There are 2 known M1861 3 inch Ordinance rifles on display in Wisconsin.  They are at the following locations:

City Located Photo(s) Gun info* Mount info Location GPS Map(s)
Monroe, WI Phoenix, 190
1862, No.179
replica wooden carriage Courthouse square, left side of Civil War monument N 42 36.113'
W 89 38.378'
Monroe, WI Phoenix, 171
1862 No.160
replica wooden carriage Courthouse square, right side of Civil War monument N 42 36.113'
W 89 38.378'

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

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