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Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Washington, District of Columbia. Wiard 6-pdr. Gun at the Arsenal

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0177 Author/Creator: Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph Date: 1862 Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 19 x 25.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0177 Author/Creator: Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph Date: 1862 Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 19 x 25.7 cm.

Summary of Content: A photograph of a Wiard rifle and its caisson. Approximately 60 of these artillery pieces were made at O'Donnell's Foundry in New York City. 6-pounder and 12-pounder guns were made. "U.S. 6 Pdr WIARD" stenciled in white on the front of the caisson. Other artillery limbers in background.

Background Information: Information taken from Library of Congress entry and Wikipedia. See https://www.loc.gov/resource/cwpb.03704/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiard_rifle.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesArtillery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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