Two howitzers held off an entire regiment during an action on the 2nd of June in 1865. The Mountain Howitzer used a special light weight carriage, which could be taken apart and packed, gun and all, on three mules. These cannons saw use through the Indian Wars on the Western frontier where the mountainous country precluded the use of heavier field cannon. The Mountain Howitzer also was a favorite in the Mexican War where it could be deployed from roof tops in street fighting.
Because these howitzers were packed on mule back, tales arose that they were also “Fired from mule back”! However, there have been no authenticated reports that this actually happened.
Hern Cannon and mortar barrels, except the 8″ Siege Mortar and 8-3/4″ Bowling Ball Mortar , are made with Steel Liner Tubes with minimum 1/4″ wall thickness. and with welded breech plugs. For bores larger than 2 1/4″, we use 1/2″ Wall Drawn-over-Mandrel (DOM) tubing.
BREECH: 7 1/4″, CHEECKS: 7″, TRUN D: 2 3/4′, TRUN L: 2 3/4″, TRUN OAL: 12 1/2″, TRUN-CASC: 20 3/4″