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Table of Contents


Guns (smoothbore)

   
  Field Guns
        Six-pounders
        Twelve-pounders (including Napoleons)
        Others

  Siege Guns
        Seacoast Guns (see also Seacoast Howitzers and Columbiads)
            32- and 42-pounders
            Rodmans and Confederate Colimbiads
          
  Navy Guns
        Dahlgrens
        Others

Guns (rifled)


    Field Rifles
    Siege Rifles
    Navy Rifles
        Brook Rifles and Smoothbore Guns
    Parrott Rifles
    Blakely Rifles   

Howitzers


    Field Howitzers
    Siege Howitzers   
    Navy Howitzers
    Seacoast Howitzers and Columbiads
   
Mortars

Cannon Markings

This material is located on the Weapons page.

Index by Bore Diameter

The traditional method of naming cannon was based on the weight of the solid shot used with the piece; since all shot was spherical, this weight corresponded to a bore size. Rifled cannon show no such correspondence, so are more accurately described by the diameter of the bore. For a more extended discussion, see the "Nomenclature" section of the Weapons page.

This index is simply a listing by bore diameter, from smallest to largest, of all the models of cannon employed in the American Civil War. Boldface headings are inserted to indicate the diameters for those smoothbores using the traditional "pounder" designations. Names are linked to the pages on which those pieces are featured.

1.57-inch Williams gun
2-1/8-inch Woodruff gun
2.25-inch Confederate bronze mountain rifle
2.5-inch Armstrong breechloading rifle
2.6-inch Wiard rifle
2.75-inch Whitworth breechloading rifle
2.75-inch Whitworth muzzleloading rifle
2.9-inch (10-pdr) Parrott rifle
2.9-inch (10-pdr) Confederate army Parrott rifle
2.9-inch (10-pdr) Confederate navy Parrott rifle
2.9-inch Blakely rifle, Ripley Type 10
2.9-inch Blakely rifle, Ripley Type 11
3-inch (10-pdr) Parrott rifle
3-inch (10-pdr) Confederate Parrott rifle
3-inch Ordnance Rifle, Model 1861
3-inch Singer, Nimick Ordnance Rifle
3-inch Wiard Ordnance Rifle
3-inch Hooper experimental rifle
3-inch Mann breechloading rifle
3-inch Armstrong muzzleloading rifle
3-inch Confederate bronze field rifle
3-inch Confederate iron field rifle
3.13-inch (4-pdr) Confederate iron two-barreled gun
3.3-inch Parrott rifle
3.3-inch Confederate bronze field rifle
3.4-inch (12-pdr) bronze or steel Dahlgren boat rifle
3.4-inch (12-pdr) Wiard boat rifle
3.5-inch Blakely rifle, Ripley Type 2
3.5-inch Blakely rifle, Ripley Type 3
3.5-inch Blakely rifle, Ripley Type 4
3.5-inch Blakely rifle, Ripley Type 6
3.5-inch Blakely rifle, Ripley Type 9
3.5-inch Fawcett, Preston rifle
3.56-inch Cameron rifle
3.67 inches:
6-pdr iron field gun, Model 1819
6-pdr iron field gun, Model 1827
6-pdr iron field gun, Model 1834
6-pdr iron field guns, various unknown patterns
6-pdr bronze field gun, Model 1835
6-pdr iron field gun, Model 1836
6-pdr bronze field gun, Model 1838
6-pdr bronze field gun, Model 1840
6-pdr bronze field gun, Model 1841
6-pdr bronze cadet gun
6-pdr Stedman iron field gun
6-pdr Griffen wrought-iron gun, Type 1
6-pdr Griffen wrought-iron gun, Type 2
6-pdr bronze field gun, Model 1861
6-pdr Confederate bronze field gun
6-pdr Confederate iron field gun
6-pdr presumed Confederate iron field gun
6-pdr Belgian bronze field gun
6-pdr bronze field gun, Model 1844, some rifled 3.67-inch
6-pdr bronze field gun, Model 1841, rifled 3.67-inch
3.67-inch Sawyer rifle
3.67-inch Wiard rifle
3.67-inch Delafield rifle
3.67-inch (20-pdr) Army Parrott rifle
3.67-inch (20-pdr) Navy Parrott rifle
3.67-inch (20-pdr) Confederate Parrott rifle
6-pdr (3.74-inch) Austrian bronze field gun
3.74-inch Austrian bronze field rifle
3.75-inch Blakely rifle
3.80-inch iron James rifle
3.80-inch bronze James rifle
3.80-inch bronze James rifle, Type 2, Series 1
3.80-inch bronze James rifle, Type 2, Series 2
3.80-inch bronze James rifle, Type 2, Series 3
3.80-inch bronze James rifle, Type 2, Series 4
3.80-inch steel James rifle, Type 3
3.80-inch bronze James rifle, Type 4
4.0-inch Fawcett, Preston rifle, Type 7
4.0-inch (20-pdr) bronze Dahlgren rifle, light
4.0-inch Fawcett, Preston navy rifle
9-pdr bronze field gun, Model 1835
9-pdr Confederate bronze field howitzer
4.2-inch (30-pdr) Army Parrott rifle
4.2-inch (30-pdr) Confederate army Parrott rifle
4.2-inch (30-pdr) Navy Parrott rifle
4.2-inch (30-pdr) experimental Parrott rifle
4.4-inch (30-pdr) Dahlgren rifle
4.5-inch Ordnance (siege) rifle, Model 1861
4.5-inch Blakely siege rifle
4.62 inches:
12-pdr iron field gun, heavy, experimental battery
12-pdr bronze field gun, Model 1835
12-pdr iron field gun, Model 1836
12-pdr bronze field gun, heavy, Model 1841
12-pdr bronze field gun, heavy, Model 1841, rifled
12-pdr Confederate bronze field gun, heavy
12-pdr Bishop breechloading field gun
12-pdr bronze Napoleon, Model 1857
12-pdr wrought-iron Napoleon
12-pdr Confederate bronze Napoleon
12-pdr Confederate iron Napoleon
12-pdr iron siege gun, Model 1840
12-pdr iron siege gun, Model 1845
12-pdr Confederate iron siege gun
12-pdr bronze field howitzer, Model 1835
12-pdr iron field howitzer, Model 1836
12-pdr bronze field howitzer, Model 1838
12-pdr bronze field howitzer, Model 1841
12-pdr Confederate bronze field howitzer
12-pdr Confederate iron field howitzer
12-pdr bronze mountain howitzer, Model 1835
12-pdr Confederate bronze mountain howitzer
12-pdr bronze Navy mountain howitzer
12-pdr bronze Dahlgren boat howitzer, small
12-pdr bronze Dahlgren boat howitzer, light
12-pdr bronze Dahlgren boat howitzer, heavy
12-pdr Confederate bronze boat howitzer, heavy
12-pounder wooden mortar
4.62-inch Confederate unbanded Gorgas rifle
4.62-inch Confederate banded siege rifle
4.62-inch experimental Dahlgren/Sawyer rifle
5.0-inch Whitworth rifle
5.1-inch (50-pdr) Dahlgren rifle
5.3 inches:
18-pdr iron siege gun, Model 1840
18-pdr iron siege gun, Model 1845
18-pdr Confederate iron siege gun
5.3-inch (60-pdr) Navy Parrott rifle
5.82 inches:
24-pdr iron siege gun, Model 1819
24-pdr iron siege gun, Model 1840
24-pdr iron siege gun, Model 1845
24-pdr iron gun, circa 1795
24-pdr medium cannons, Sloop of War, 79 inches, 32 cwt
24-pdr iron field howitzer, unknown model
24-pdr iron field howitzer, Model 1819
24-pdr bronze field howitzer, Model 1841
24-pdr Confederate bronze field howitzer
24-pdr Austrian bronze field howitzer
24-pdr flank howitzer, Model 1844
24-pdr Confederate flank howitzer, new pattern
24-pdr bronze Dahlgren boat howitzer
24-pdr bronze Coehorn mortar, Model 1838
24-pdr Confederate iron Coehorn mortar
5.82-inch rifle bored 42-pdr iron siege gun blocks, Model 1845
6-inch bronze field howitzer, dated 1840
6.25-inch rifled British 32-pdr of 32 cwt
6.4 inches:
32-pdr seacoast gun, unknown model, 62 cwt
32-pdr iron seacoast gun, Model 1829
32-pdr iron seacoast gun, Model 1845
32-pdr Navy gun, 110 inches, 60 cwt, Gradual Increase
32-pdr chambered cannon, 72 inches, 27 cwt
32-pdr chambered cannon, 79 inches, 33 cwt
32-pdr chambered cannon, 84 inches, 41 cwt
32-pdr chambered cannon, 96 inches, 42 cwt
32-pdr chambered cannon, 102 inches, 47 cwt
32-pdr chambered cannon, 108 inches, 51 cwt
32-pdr Navy gun, 112 inches, 57 cwt
32-pdr Navy gun, 112 inches, 62 cwt, Model 1843
32-pdr Navy Bureau of Ordnance shell gun, 4500 lbs
32-pdr bronze field howitzer, Model 1844
6.4-inch (100-pdr) Army/Navy Parrott rifle
6.4-inch Brooke rifle, single banded
6.4-inch Brooke rifle, double banded
6.4-inch rifle bored from 10-in Confederate columbiad gun block
7 inches:
42-pdr iron seacoast gun, Model 1831
42-pdr iron seacoast gun, Model 1839
42-pdr iron seacoast gun, Model 1840
42-pdr iron seacoast gun, Model 1845
42-pdr Confederate seacoast gun, Model 1845
42-pdr Navy gun, 109 inches, Gradual Increase, 70 cwt
7-inch Brooke rifle, single banded
7-inch Brooke rifle, double banded
7-inch Brooke rifle, treble banded
7-inch Blakely navy rifle
50-pdr Columbiad, Model 1811
7.5-inch Blakely navy rifle
8-inch New Columbiad gun, Model 1857
8-inch Confederate New Columbiad
8-inch Rodman gun, prototype
8-inch Rodman gun, Model 1861
8-inch Confederate Columbiads
8-inch Confederate banded siege gun
8-inch chambered Navy cannon, 100 inches, 55 cwt
8-inch chambered cannon, 106 inches, 63 cwt (Army & Navy)
8-inch Navy gun, 130-inch, 106 cwt
8-inch Navy Bureau of Ordnance shell gun, 6500 lbs
8-inch smoothbore Brooke gun from 6.4-in Brooke rifle
8-inch Confederate Navy columbiad
8-inch siege howitzer, Model 1840
8-inch siege howitzer, Model 1861
8-inch seacoast howitzer, Model 1839
8-inch seacoast howitzer, Model 1840
8-inch heavy seacoast howitzer, Model 1842
8-inch columbiads, Model 1844
8-inch siege mortar, Model 1840
8-inch siege mortar, Model 1861
8-inch (200-pdr Army/150-pdr Navy) Parrott rifle, Model 1861
8-inch double banded Brooke rifle
8-inch Armstrong rifle
68-pdr British cannon, rifled & banded, 95 cwt
IX-inch Dahlgren shell gun
9-inch Confederate Dahlgren shell gun
9-inch Blakely navy rifle
10-inch New Columbiad gun, Model 1857
10-inch Rodman gun, prototype
10-inch Rodman gun, Model 1861
10-inch Rodman gun sleeved to 8-in rifle
10-inch Confederate Columbiads
10-inch Brooke smoothbore gun
10-inch seacoast howitzer, experimental, Pattern 1839
10-inch seacoast howitzer, Model 1840
10-inch heavy seacoast howitzer, Model 1842
10-inch Columbiads, Model 1844
10-inch siege mortar, circa 1807
10-inch siege mortar, Model 1840
10-inch siege mortar, Model 1861
10-inch seacoast mortar, circa 1807
10-inch seacoast mortar, Model 1840
10-inch seacoast mortar, Model 1861
10-inch Parrott rifle, Model 1861
XI-inch Dahlgren shell gun converted to 8-inch rifle
11-inch Brooke smoothbore gun
12-inch seacoast mortar, Model 1840
12-inch Ericsson Navy gun
12.75-inch Blakely rifle
13-inch seacoast mortar, Model 1840
13-inch seacoast mortar, Model 1861 (Army & Navy)
15-inch Rodman gun, prototype
15-inch Rodman gun, Model 1861
XV-inch Dahlgren cannon
16-inch bronze stone mortar, Model 1839
20-inch Rodman gun, Model 1861
XX-inch Dahlgren cannon, 97,300 pounds