1861 8 inch Siege Mortar – Full Scale

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Siege Mortars Three primary types of mortars were used during the war: siege & garrison and Coehorn mortars are also classified as siege & garrison. While guns were intended to batter down the walls of a fortification during a siege, mortars were designed to fire explosive shells over the walls of the fortification, killing the men inside, and forcing others to stay in bombproof shelters, or preventing the gunners from serving their guns and repairing damage caused by the bombardment.