Looking for Help Locating A Period Photo of a U. S. 24 Pdr. Field Howitzer

Johnny Shafto

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Thank you for your interest in my project. I am afraid I'm looking for a unicorn but I have to exhaust all possibilities before I give up looking. I want to invite you to come see the Ames No. 6 24 Pdr. Field Howitzer at the Starkville Civil War Arsenal. If you can't come in person go to StarkvilleCivilWarArsenal.com and look at Featured Items on the Homepage.
Very nice website indeed. Thank you for the invitation to visit Starkville Arsenal. It could very well happen. Planning our first visits to a battlefield with Vicksburg and Shiloh first up. The latter will include stays in Savannah and Corinth so Starkville Arsenal would be a must! Hope to see you in the not too distant future.
 
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Condor

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CivilWarTalk,

Thanks for looking at my thread and thank you for all you do for artillery minded readers. As far as usage of the 24 Pdr. Howitzer in the field, out here in the Western Theater they were more common than you may think. The 1st Illinois Light Artillery Battery D had four of them. They started at Fort Henry, then on to Fort Donaldson, Shiloh, Corinth, Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill and Vicksburg where they fired over 5,000 rounds. The 1st Illinois ended up going on the Atlanta Campaign. They kept their 24 Pdrs throughout the war and turned them in at war's end.
I know this is not what you are looking for, but perhaps it could help. If you know of any other units that might have utilized these guns, there might be pics. There are a lot of pics of Battery A of the 1st Illinois. Maybe there are some of Battery D floating around out there somewhere...

https://civilwartalk.com/threads/battery-a-1st-illinois-light-artillery-photos.138002/

https://archive.org/details/historyofbatt00kimball/page/n6/mode/1up?view=theater
 

Dan Kohli

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Did you check the library of congress, I did see a picture of a group of officers standing next to what I think was identified as a 24 lb. field howitzer. Although it could have been a 12 lb. gun. I will try get a link for it.
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Dan Kohli

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I think I have found the picture. Here. I found it on the library of Congress website.

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I know this is not what you are looking for, but perhaps it could help. If you know of any other units that might have utilized these guns, there might be pics. There are a lot of pics of Battery A of the 1st Illinois. Maybe there are some of Battery D floating around out there somewhere...

https://civilwartalk.com/threads/battery-a-1st-illinois-light-artillery-photos.138002/

https://archive.org/details/historyofbatt00kimball/page/n6/mode/1up?view=theater
I attempted that search myself yesterday, haven't hit on anything yet....
 

Johnny Shafto

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A nice image with a lot going on. Trimmed it a bit for 16x9 (TV) aspect ratio and played with image enhancement. Now a permanent addition to the slide show.

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