(Artillery piece at Fort Donelson NP. I actually have no idea what it is.)
We all know both sides captured a lot of the enemy's artillery and they weren't always spiked or thoroughly disabled, enabling the other side to put them into service. Great example, the Confederacy managed to get they're hands on a lot of 3-inchers and Parrotts. I've often read of Union guns captured from the Confederates being pressed back into Federal service.
So what about Confederate made pieces in Union service?
The CSA made a lot of cannons on their own, some excellent quality, others a big case of "What were they thinkin?" and I'm curious how many got put into Federal service.
It conjures up an interesting image, Union troops manning a Brooke Rifle, or Tredegar built howitzer. I know a lot of guns captured trying to be brought through the blockade were used, so why not home grown "Made in the CSA" pieces?