Lt. Arbuckle of the 2nd. Regiment of Infantry, reported the presence of two each, 3-inch iron howitzers, complete with carriages, tools, and appropriate ammunition, at Fort Miro on the Ouachita River in 1806.
I've never before heard of a 3-inch iron howitzer in US service, but I've seen other references to them in this series of records. Do any of them survive anywhere, perhaps identified as something else? It is just one more question raised by these documents.
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