- Jun 11, 2012
When I visit Civil War military parks, I often see markers indicating, for example, "two 6-pound guns served in this position." I know that many 6-pound smoothbore cannon were rifled during the war, but what were they referred to after they were rifled? Were they all called 6-pounders? One fired rifled shells and the other fired spherical balls so I would think they would be designated by different names. Does anyone here know? Thanks!