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I was wondering if some experts could help me with some history on some specific gun tubes. Using info on the tubes did the US keep detailed records to know where they were before they were captured by the Confederates.

32 lb smoothbore Model 1846 cast in 1849 : left trunnion PC : right trunnion 32, 1849

24 lb smoothbore Model 1819 : left trunnion 1828 : right trunnion J.M.C.F. : muzzle J.B. No. 158

24 lb smoothbore Model 1819 : identical to other 24 lbr except for muzzle J.B. No. 164 ( John Barnwell was a Confederate ordnance inspector so numbers may not help with pre capture history.)

32 lb smoothbore manufacturer Cyrus Alger and Company Boston. Marked: C.A.and Co. No. 54. 47. 27

I am the President of the Fort Branch Battlefield Commission and I would love to know where some of our US tubes may have originally been. Where they at Ft. Macon or where they captured at the Norfolk Navy yard or some place else.

Any help is appreciated
Jimmy Braswell
 
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